Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program

Short Duration Work Zones

Training (Listed by Provider)
Title Description Format Length Provider Cost Target
Audience
Contact
Information
Other
Applicable
Categories
Work Zone Safety Beyond Cones and Barrels

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Just because a pothole, light pole installation, water line repair or tree trimming operation is only going to take an hour or two, doesn't mean considerations for public and worker safety should be taken lightly. Learn some key steps to determining how short-term work zone safety areas should be set up including what situations warrant a flagger, when to close lanes down, and whether or not to route a detour. Provides specific examples of work zone set-ups gone awry, and how they should be fixed. CD-ROM 2
hours
American
Public
Works
Association
$25 member, $35 non-member Public works street crews and water, sewer, and other utility maintenance crews Courtney
Thompson
Professional
Development
Coordinator
(816)
595-5215
cthompson@
apwa.net
Worker Safety
Temporary Traffic Control for Short Duration Activities

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Contains a modular training course divided into 20 PowerPoint modules. Each section is approximately 15 minutes long and is accompanied by a printable student workbook. Can be used to develop a customized course. Covers current traffic safety problems on work zone fatalities and crashes. Highlights the importance of traffic control. CD-ROM 5
hours
ATSSA $79.95
ATSSA
members,
$99.95
non-members
Utility companies Donna
Clark
DonnaC@
atssa.com

(540) 368-1701
 
Basic Traffic Control For Utilities

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This is a great way to train your public utility workers. This comprehensive module covers all aspects of traffic control applicable to utility companies, such as introduction to utility operations, fundamentals of traffic control, component parts of a temporary traffic control zone, channelizing devices, applicable national standards, typical applications common to utility operations, and more. This module is a stand-alone module and will be accompanied by a Field Guide that is similar to our Traffic Control Technician Field Guide. CD-ROM Unknown ATSSA $79 ATSSA members, $99 non-members Utility companies Donna
Clark
DonnaC@
atssa.com

(540) 368-1701
 
Maintenance and Short Duration Activities Executive Summary - Grant Course

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This executive summary presentation covers typical applications that apply to short duration activities including utility operations, moving operations, and other short duration maintenance operations. Emphasis is on the use of simplified procedures and worker protection. Presentation Self-
Study
ATSSA Free Anyone involved in short duration activities within the roadway right-of-way Donna
Clark
DonnaC@
atssa.com

(540) 368-1701
Worker Safety
Traffic Control Supervisor-Grant (TCS)

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Advanced training in the principles of temporary work zone traffic control. Provides comprehensive training on work zone standards, guidelines, installation and removal procedures, inspection, documentation and supervisory skills. Classroom 2
days
ATSSA Free -
Federal
Employees,
$25 -
Public
Officials,
$50 -
Other
Supervisory personnel responsible for the installation, maintenance, or removal of traffic control devices Donna
Clark
DonnaC@
atssa.com

(540) 368-1701
Traffic Control in Work Zones
What Everyone Should Know About Temporary Traffic Control Training Executive Summary - Grant (WESK)

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This executive summary presentation discusses the who, what, and why of temporary traffic control training: Who needs training? What type of training is needed? Why is training needed? What training avenues are there? Where do you go for comprehensive training? How can you ensure that workers and other decision-makers are working as safely and effectively as possible? Presentation Self-
Study
ATSSA Free Persons responsible for managing the work zone training function – safety officers, supervisors, or any other person whose decisions may impact traffic safety Donna
Clark
DonnaC@
atssa.com

(540) 368-1701
Traffic Control in Work Zones

Worker Safety
Work Zone Technician Manual

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This course discusses the main purpose of temporary traffic control (to provide for the safe and efficient movement of motorized and non-motorized traffic through or around a temporary traffic control zone, and to provide protection for workers and equipment in the work space) and its importance in being implemented safely. Classroom 1
day
Missouri DOT Free Missouri DOT 1-888-
275-6636
Traffic Control in Work Zones
Work Zone Traffic Control for Maintenance Operations

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This course provides guidance and training for field personnel working in the planning, selection, application, and operation of short-term work zones. The course addresses typical short-term maintenance activities occurring on two-lane rural highways and multilane urban streets and highways, applicable standards contained in the MUTCD, the need for proper application of devices, and liability issues of highway agencies and individuals. Classroom presentation includes practical exercises to plan, set up, operate, and remove work zone safety devices, including appropriate flagging procedures for these operations. Classroom 1
day
NHI $300 State, county, and utility personnel, such as maintenance crews, survey crews, and utility crews, who are responsible for establishing traffic controls through short-term, utility, and maintenance work areas 877-558-6873 or
nhicustomerservice@
dot.gov
Traffic Control in Work Zones
Traffic Control Thru Work Zones

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This program is targeted towards traffic control when performing utility maintenance operations in manholes or near busy roadways. It emphasizes worker safety, shows the proper set up, and details safe work practices for traffic control on a short-term job. Also available in Spanish. VHS or DVD 21
minutes
The Training Network, Inc. $199.95 Those who work in or near traffic control work areas 1-800-
397-5125
Traffic Control in Work Zones
Basic Traffic Control for Pavement Structure Repair Techniques

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This video presents recommended minimum requirements for proper signing of the short-term work zone. It discusses both the applications for stationary and moving work zones and the various adaptations that have to be employed to provide effective traffic control. VHS 11
minutes
University of
Wisconsin-
Madison,
Transportation
Information
Center
Free Videos are loaned to local governments,
highway agencies, and
others directly involved in street and highway transportation
800-442-4615,
tic@epd.
engr.wisc.
edu
 
Work Zone Safety for Rural/Local Agencies

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Video discusses traffic control devices, traffic control zones, typical applications, flagging, legal liability and a typical day in the work zone. Developed by University of North Carolina, Institute for Transportation Research and Education and Federal Highway Administration. Online 1
hour
42
minutes
Utah LTAP Free Those who work in or near traffic control work areas Online resource Traffic Control in Work Zones

Worker Safety
Utility Work Zone Traffic Control

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Provides an introduction to utility work zone operations and presents recommendations for several important aspects of safety related utility work, including the establishment of a safety culture in the organization, the use of uniform and consistent traffic control devices and systems, and the development of a set of typical temporary traffic control plans (TTCP) that are appropriate for specific types of work sites. Online Self-
Study
Wayne State University Free Decision makers of the utility companies, utility contractors and road agency maintenance departments including management and safety officials. Online
Resource
Traffic Control in Work Zones

Guides/Documents (Listed by Title)
Title Description Format Length Provider Cost Target Audience Other Applicable Categories
Utility Work Zone Safety Guidelines and Training: State-of-the-Art Synthesis and State-of-the-Practice Synthesis

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Describes what knowledge workers should be familiar with before they perform tasks inside the Highway Right of Way and covers work zone safety knowledge for a wide range of job responsibilities. This guide blends information contained in the MUTCD with that in the NCDOT Standard & Detail Drawings to provide one source for Work Zone Traffic Control inside the Highway Right of Way. Online 74 pages North Carolina DOT Free All people working inside Highway Rights of Way in North Carolina  
Utility Work Zone Safety Guidelines and Training: State-of-the-Art Synthesis and State-of-the-Practice Synthesis

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This document presents the findings from a literature review and survey done to determine current knowledge on utility work zone safety and mobility and assess the state of practice of transportation agencies and utility contractors. Results allow identification of gaps to address in developing utility work zone guidelines to provide local transportation agencies and utility companies and contractors with information and guidance to perform their work safely and efficiently and to assist road agencies in developing local guidelines and standards to meet safety and mobility goals. Online 111 pages Wayne State University Free Those who work in or near traffic control work areas Management of Work Zones

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