The Safety Center has 3 in-person trainings that are available, to your organization, free, upon request (request fulfillment subject to timing and budget availability at Center). To request one of these trainings, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (844) 330-2200. The three trainings include:
Safety 365 – A Safety Workshop for Local Governments
Length: 8 hour course
Audience: Local/rural maintenance supervisors
Instructors: Keith Knapp and Nicole Oneyear, InTrans
This one-day workshop focuses on processes for incorporating safety into all aspects of local and rural road projects, and on making safety a priority through inclusion in the traditional decision-making process—365 days a year. The course stresses the importance of road safety, and illustrates how it can be integrated into rural/local transportation project development at all stages: planning, design, construction, implementation, operations, and maintenance. Through practical exercises and facilitator-led discussions, the emphasis is on operations and maintenance to reflect the predominant, day-to-day responsibilities of rural/local transportation agencies. The benefits and potential cost savings of safety initiatives are shown using examples from rural/local agencies.
Roadside Safety Basics for Local Agencies
Length: 6 hour course
Audience: Local agency maintenance/engineering staff
Instructors: Frank Julian, FHWA and Keith Knapp, InTrans
This course provides the basics of roadside safety. The roadside safety problem in the United States is defined and countermeasures to keep vehicles on the road are discussed. The provision of a recovery area is also described, including discussions of clear zone and objects within it. The third session covers the basics of drainage features and sign supports and the workshop is concluded with a short discussion of barrier basics.
Maintaining a Safer Roadway
Length: 4 hour course
Audience: Maintenance staff and supervisors
Instructors: Keith Knapp, InTrans and Renae Kuehl
Maintaining a Safer Roadway – Local agency maintenance forces are in the best position to be the “eyes and ears” of the road when it comes to identifying safety issues. This session will focus on maintenance safety solutions that local maintenance forces can implement on a daily basis to address safety issues related to elements such as shoulder drop-offs, right-of-way obstructions, striping and signing, guardrails, mowing, sweeping, patching, drainage, winter maintenance, etc. It will include a hands on case study.