PODCASTS


Audio files about work zone safety


 

Podcasts Developed Under Previous Grants

The FHWA has awarded ATSSA multi-year grants in 2006, 2011, 2013 and 2016 to provide roadway safety training nationwide for workers and others who make their livelihood on America's roadways. The training modules below were developed under Grants awarded prior to 2016.

 

Work Zone Safety Podcasts through the FHWA Grant are easy-listening audio files about work zone data collection, speed enforcement in work zones, safety considerations and operations, temporary work zone requirements, and more.


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WORK ZONE SAFETY GRANT PODCASTS

 

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

Intended audience: All work zone practitioners, including managers and decision-makers.

 

 

 

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 http://www.workzonesafety.org/research/record/27339 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

Intended audience: State DOT construction engineers, traffic control plan developers, planners, and designers.

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.

 

 

Part III discusses how data collection and analysis can help practitioners mitigate work zone speeding.

 

 

Safety Considerations for Mobile Work Zone 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

Intended audience: 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 http://www.workzonesafety.org/fhwa_wz_grant/atssa/atssa_rolling_roadblocks, along with a web-based training module of the same title...read more

Intended audience: State DOT construction and safety engineers, traffic control plan developers, planners, and designers.

 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements for Accessibility in Temporary Traffic Control Zones
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).

Intended audience: Designers, construction engineers, policy makers, traffic control plan developers, inspectors, and contractors.

 

 

Automated Speed Enforcement in Work Zones
This podcast is intended to help practitioners familiarize themselves with the types of Automated Speed Enforcement, or ASE, currently used in work zones and to discuss considerations for those practitioners who are interested in learning more about these systems or are considering whether a new ASE program is viable in their state or local jurisdiction.

Intended audience: Work zone management-level practitioners and policy makers.

 

 

Work Zone Hazard Assessment: Identifying and Maintaining the Work Zone Clear Zone
This podcast is derived from the ATSSA "Positive Protection Guidelines Training Module" and the FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant-sponsored "Traffic Control Design Specialist" training course. It has been designed to help work zone practitioners learn more about what the work zone clear zone is, what it does, and why it's important for both worker and road user safety. The podcast also identifies potential hazards that may exist in the work zone clear zone and outlines best practices for treatment.

Intended audience: State DOT construction engineers, traffic control plan developers, planners, and designers.

 

 

Using Portable Changeable Message Signs to Control Speeding in Work Zones
The relatively large and conspicuous message displays of portable changeable message signs (PCMS) make them effective for providing work zone guidance and warning messages to drivers. This brief podcast looks at the important role PCMS can have in both active and passive speed control strategies within a work zone...read more

State and local DOT staff charged with developing and maintaining an overall temporary traffic control plan, construction engineers, the owner-agencies and contractors who are responsible for implementing TTC plans, and field staff responsible for ensuring compliance with TTC plans.

 

 

For more information about training, please call 800-272-8772 or email grant@atssa.com

 

FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant #DTFH61-16-RA-00018

 

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