Training Modules and Overviews
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 Training Modules through the FHWA Grant are interactive presentations that provide workers with information about safety standards, traffic control devices, safety apparel, pedestrian safety and more.
The Training Modules below are available as PDF PowerPoint slides, interactive online modules or both. Updating Adobe Flash in your web browser may be required to view online modules.
Description: The purpose of this module to provide users with an understanding of the types of performance measures used to evaluate work zones and how to use them. The module covers how to develop work zone performance measures, the rationale for using performance measures for work zone safety and performance measurement methodology.
PDF PowerPoint slides (published 2011)
Interactive Training Module (1 hour; English)
Description: This training module provides criteria for the use of shadow vehicles and Truck Mounted Attenuators (TMAs) in work zones. Module materials are based on the product “Field Guide for the Use and Placement of Shadow Vehicles in Work Zones.” It is also based on material from the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Roadside Design Guide. The course will explore the different types of protective vehicles, show the proper use of shadow vehicles, define a TMA and identify when to use a shadow vehicle or TMA.
Interactive Training Module (30-45 minutes; English)
Description: Provides guidance on selecting high-visibility safety apparel including appropriate situations where each type of apparel is required or recommended.
PDF PowerPoint slides (published 2011)
Description: The purpose of this module is to highlight strategies that can help reduce the work zone congestion that increases back-of-queue crash risk. Studies have shown that rear-end crashes in the advance warning area for a work zone are the most common type of work zone crash. Analysis of work zone impacts can help agencies design the appropriate mitigation techniques. Additionally, proper temporary traffic control and the use of congestion mitigating strategies and techniques will help manage the queuing associated with work zones.
Interactive Training Module (1 hour, 7 minutes; English)
Description: Outlines pedestrian considerations during each project phase including: planning, design, construction and maintenance.
Description: This module discusses why pedestrian safety and accessibility must be provided in work zones. In this module participants will learn how pedestrians, including the disabled, should be considered and provided for during the development and implementation of the traffic control plan. This module also will show participants how to identify good practices and effective solutions to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility.
Interactive Training Module (45 minutes minimum; English)
Description: This presentation introduces students to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), its importance in achieving uniformity nationwide and its levels of compliance. It emphasizes how uniformity in temporary traffic control (TTC) helps improve the safety of both highway users and workers. The module introduces students to the MUTCD’s seven fundamental principles of TTC and how to use them in achieving work zone safety and mobility. Also addressed are component parts of typical work zones and their minimum requirements in accordance with the MUTCD: Advance Warning Area, Transition (including tapers), Activity Area (traffic spaces and buffers) and Termination Area.
PDF PowerPoint slides (published 2015)
Description: This module describes methods to safely install and remove temporary traffic control (TTC) devices.
PDF PowerPoint slides
Interactive Training Module (55 minutes minimum; English)
During previously-awarded Grants, ATSSA developed Executive Overviews explaining the Work Zone Safety Grant Courses. These PDF presentations explain the material covered in each Grant course to help you make the best decision on which courses to take.
For more information about Grant training, please call 540-368-1701 or email email@example.com.
FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant #DTFH61-16-RA-00018
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