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Roadway Construction Safety

  • Course No. HS-0003
  • Course Credit - 4 PDH's
  • Course Fee - Free*
  • Course Fax Processing Fee - $5.00 per fax submittal for costs of manual processing
  • Course Accreditation** - $ 49.00 (NSPE Members)
  • Course Accreditation - $ 99.00 (All Others)
  • Course Binder - $ 40.00 (includes 124 page full color printed course materials including 1.5" D-ring binder, course materials, OSHA reference documents and forms)
  • Course Prepared By - Road Construction Industry Consortium consisting of LIUNA, LHSFNA, ARTBA, IUOE and NAPA
  • Course Instructor - David Robbins, CIH, CISP
  • Course Adaptation to Design Professionals - John W. Naylor, Jr., P.E.
  • Course Prerequisites - None
  • Intended Audience - Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors involved in Road Construction
  • Suggested Follow Up Courses :
    • Highway Construction Work Zones and Traffic Control Hazards
    • 10 / 30 Hour Construction Industry Training Course
    • 10 / 30 Hour General Industry Training Course
    • Confined Space Entry
    • Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Course Series

* There is no fee to take the course. Fees for course accreditation (PIE) cover costs of registration, equipment, food (for live courses), web site overhead, payment processing, test scoring, certificate printing

** 50/20 Discount applies to all members of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the National Society of Professional Land Surveyors. That is members of these groups receive a 50% discount on the course fee and, in addition, and amount equal to 20 % of the net fees collected will be donated in your name will be made to the professional society to which you belong. You may specify the donation to either national, state or local / regional affiliates unless additional discounts are taken due to sponsorship by a member society.

Course Summary:

The course was prepared primarily for Construction Industry Laborers and Operators involved in Roadway and Highway Construction. This course has applicability to Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors however as Engineers are involved in laying out the work, administering and inspecting this work, reviewing Contractor's Safety and Health Plans and preparing As-Built Drawings. Much of the dangers of Road and Highway Construction (i.e. trenching) apply to other areas of work. The course is offered as a live presentation, a self study*** presentation as well as a 50/50 presentation with half the course being presented live and the other half self study***. Contact the Training Desk for information on scheduling live presentations.

*** Many states have limitations on the amount of PDH's which may be obtained via self study. In New York State for example, of the 36 PDH's required for engineering licensure renewal, 18 PDH's (50 %) may be obtained via self study; similarly, of the 24 PDH's required for land surveying licensure renewal, 12 PDH's (50 %) may be obtained via self study. Self Study Courses require an "Assessment of Learning" (See below). Note: Some test questions may require independent research and investigation to provide correct answers.

Upon completion of this course, trainees should be better prepared to perform their job site functions on roadway construction sites with improved awareness of on site dangers, basic knowledge of major potential hazards and preparatory steps to be taken in special circumstances. In addition, attendees should, under the oversight of a Certified Industry Safety Professional (CISP), be able to assist in the presentation of the safety portions of Job Preconstruction Meetings and the preparation of Health and Safety Plans. The Roadway Safety Course covers fourteen 14 individual "modules":

  • Runovers / Backovers
  • Equipment Operator Safety
  • Struck or Crushed
  • Flagger Safety
  • Night Work
  • Excavation
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Fall Hazards
  • Noise Hazards
  • Health Hazards
  • Working Outdoors
  • Emergencies
  • Safe Driving

Specific Knowledge / Skills / Learning Conveyed:

  • Review of Historical Injury and Fatality Information
  • How to Recognize Job Site Hazards in the 14 Categories Above
  • Understanding of Proper Highway / Road Signage at Work Zones
  • Understanding Differences Between Class I, II and III Safety Garments / Equipment (PPE's)
  • Understanding Proper Placement of Traffic Control Devices (TCD's)
  • Understanding Vehicle Stopping Distances Under Various Road Conditions
  • Understanding Special Challenges of Night Work
  • Safety Requirements for Trenching and Excavations
  • Understanding Proper Lifting Procedures
  • Understanding Environmental Hazards Due to Exposure to Noise, Heat / Cold, Sun, Dust, Asphalt, Lead, Flora and Fauna, etc.
  • How to Recognize Heat Stroke and Frostbite
  • Understanding Emergency Preparedness

Assessment of Learning:

A 25 question test is required to obtain continuing education credit for the course. A passing grade of 70% is required to obtain course credit. NOTE: It is considered part of the learning experience for the trainee to learn how to use the various sources of safety information available on the web at government web sites. These sources include:

  • eLCOSH Library - Expanded versions of the material in this course are available on the eLCOSH web site. Module 1 can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/elcosh/docs/d0600/d000626/module1.html . You can access other modules simply by editing the url to "module2", "module3:, etc.
  • OSHA has various eTools and publications which can be downloaded from their web site. A good place to start is http://www.osha.gov/doc/index.html
  • The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health is a part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (http://www.noaa.gov/) and National Weather Service (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/) sites provide valuable data on exposure and weather issues.

Approximately 15% of the test questions will address material readily found only on the above sites.

Course Materials:

All course materials are contained in the downloadable files. Again, it is expected that trainee will be required to visit one or more of the above sites to answer a small number of questions. A Course Binder can also be mailed to you which includes all course materials printed in full color, a durable 3-ring binder for placement in your library for future consultation

To Take This Course:

  1. Download the Roadway Safety Course Package
  2. Review the course materials / submit your course registration Form. The Learning Assessment Test, along with a receipt and "trainee number" will be e-mailed to you upon receipt of payment.
  3. Take the Learning Assessment Test and submit the Test Answer Form.
  4. Your Certificate and / or test score will be sent to you within 48 hours of receipt of test answers.
  5. NOTE: Adobe Reader (Versions 7 or 8) is required to fill out registration and answer forms. A Fax option is provided however there is a $5.00 fee for processing and handling.
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