Impacting the lives of road safety workers

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) takes an active role in monitoring, improving and advancing safety for work zone workers. As a trusted partner, the FHWA has awarded ATSSA multi-year grants in 2006, 2011, and 2013 to provide roadway safety training nationwide for workers and others who make their livelihood on America's roadways.

As a result of the grant, ATSSA has developed training, including videos, podcasts, and publications to help inform workers about safety procedures and improve worker knowledge in order to avoid injury during their daily employment activities.

What Are The Benefits Of Grant Training?
  • High quality education at only $25 means more employees are able to get trained.
  • Employers are compliant with state or federal mandates and their employees are up-to-date on standards.
  • Confidence knowing employees have been trained to set up work zones correctly.
  • Free guidelines means workers are equipped with accurate and current information which can be applied on the spot.
Choose The Right Training And The Right Focus

    Work Zone Data Collection & Analysis: What, Why, and How
    This podcast is a companion to the Work Zone Safety Data Collection and Analysis Guide, which was also developed under the Work Zone Safety Grant and is available at podcast was developed to assist State DOT construction engineers, traffic control plan developers, planners, and designers with collecting data in preparation for developing work zone strategies, designing a safe work zone, and creating an effective plan for managing traffic in and around work zones. Read more

    Part I discusses why work zone data collection and analysis is important, available resources, and the types of data most commonly used in safety analyses
    Part II focuses on data collection and analysis specifically addressing queues in work zones.
    And finally, Part III discusses how data collection and analysis can help practitioners mitigate work zone speeding.

    Safety Considerations for Moving and Intermittent Operations
    This podcast has been designed to help work zone practitioners learn more about the differences between moving and intermittent operations and how to maintain a safe operation when conducting both types of work zone operation. Its purpose is to discuss the hazards, safety considerations, and strategies associated with mobile work zone operations using a conversational format. Read more
    State DOT construction engineers, traffic control plan developers, planners, designers, and those responsible for developing work zone policy.

    Rolling Roadblocks for Work Zone Applications
    This podcast has been designed to help work zone practitioners learn more about what a rolling roadblock is and how it can be used in a work zone environment to balance work zone safety with improved work zone mobility. It was developed as a companion to the Guidelines on Rolling Roadblocks for Work Zone Applications, available at,
    along with a web-based training module of the same title.
    State DOT construction and safety engineers, traffic control plan developers, planners, and designers. Read More

    Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements for Accessibility in Temporary Traffic Control Zones.
    Description: This podcast discusses designing and setting up solutions for temporary traffic control areas that meet the needs of disabled pedestrians and comply with Federal accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    Speed Enforcement in Work Zones.
    Description: This podcast is intended to help practitioners familiarize themselves with the many guidance and training products developed, published, and taught with funding from the 2006 and 2011 Work Zone Safety Grants.

    Overview and Summary of the 2006 and 2011 FHWA Work Zone Safety Grants.


Executive Summaries

For more information about training, please call 877-642-4637 or email

  • The American Traffic Safety Services Association
  • 15 Riverside Parkway, Suite 100
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406-1022
  • Telephone: (800) 272-8772



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