By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA

Fifty-five transportation construction professionals have earned the “Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™” (SCTPP) credential.

Launched last fall by ARTBA’s Foundation, the SCTPP program is aimed at the thousands of transportation project workers, supervisors, foremen, inspectors, managers, manufacturers and materials suppliers, designers, equipment operators and owners who could make a huge, industry-wide safety impact by learning core competencies necessary to identify and mitigate potentially life-threatening on-site risks.

“Our goal is to help cause a demonstrable reduction in the number of deaths and injuries that occur on and around transportation project sites each year,” ARTBA President Pete Ruane said.  “We believe we can do that if all of the key decision makers, from project inception through completion, have safety top of mind.  This program identifies and rewards those who have competency in this critical management area.”

The 55 professionals in the inaugural class took the SCTPP program’s pilot test last fall. The two-and-a-half hour exam contains up to 120 multiple-choice questions that probe knowledge in: assessing project risks; creating project safety plans; implementing and conducting on-going evaluation of a site-specific operational safety plan; and conducting incident investigations.  It has been designed to meet the rigorous protocols required for accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Organization for Standardization ISO/IEC 17024: “Conformity Assessment: General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons.”

The professional certification is valid for three years. Recertification will require documented, continuing learning on the topic or retesting.

The list of “Safety Certified Transportation Project Professionals” includes:

  • Juan Abrigo, area safety manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
  • Jes Allen, superintendent, Zachry Construction Corporation, Cornelius, N.C.
  • David Asselin, safety director, Ranger Construction, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  • Tyler Bean, HSE regional manager, Allan Myers, Worcester, Pa.
  • Trenton Beeler, safety manager, Austin Commercial, Sherman, Texas
  • Raymond Berrios, safety director, Ranger Construction, West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Josh Brown, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Williamsburg, Va.
  • Travis Browning, field safety mgr., Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Dennis Burks, safety director, HNTB, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Ruben Canales, senior safety mgr., Zachry Construction Corporation, Richmond, Texas
  • Javier Cano, safety coordinator, Zachry Construction Corp., San Antonio, Texas
  • Robert Clark, project manager, Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Sean Conard, fleet safety director, Allan Myers, Williamsburg, Va.
  • Brian Connolly, regional equipment mgr., Superior Construction Co., Frankfort, Ill.
  • David Cope, environmental manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Rockwall, Texas
  • Russell Emmett, safety training consultant, E&J Consulting, Upper Marlboro, Md.
  • John Farrell, regional HSE manager, Allan Myers, Pottstown, Pa.
  • Colin Faulkner, safety director, ATS Construction, Lexington, Ky.
  • William French, senior safety manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Dallas, Texas
  • Alfred Garcia, project safety mgr., Zachry Construction Corp., Port Lavaca, Texas
  • Michael Grisko, instructor, LIUNA Laborers Local 172 S.E.T, Folsom, N.J.
  • Randy Henson, division safety mgr., Zachry Construction Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Chris Iungerich, safety manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., San Antonio, Texas
  • Gunnar Johnson, field engineer, Zachry Construction Corporation, Houston, Texas
  • Elisha Johnson, field manager, Allan Myers, Richmond, Va.
  • Peter Kaplan, project safety manager, Wagman, Baltimore, Md.
  • Matthew Koss, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Batlimore, Md.
  • Don Lindert Jr., safety manager, Austin Commercial, Ovilla, Texas
  • Gregory Linenfelser, HSE professional, Transurban, Tysons Corner, Va.
  • Eliu Martinez, safety manager, Austin Commercial, Dallas, Texas
  • Joel McGlothlin, regional safety manager, Austin Commercial, Mansfield, Texas
  • James Milner, project manager., Superior Construction Co. Southeast, LLC, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Robert Montel, safety manager, Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., Goshen, Ind.
  • Mauricio Montoya, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, Richmond, Va.
  • Anthony Nanfro, superintendent, Zachry Construction Corporation, Magnolia, Texas
  • William Pedigo, safety director, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
  • Ron Phillips, senior safety supervisor, Lane Construction, Fredericksburg, Va.
  • Joseph Polansky, director of HSE, Fred Smith Construction, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Stephanie Powers, area safety manager, Lane Construction, Falls Church, Va.
  • Darrell Pruitt, regional safety director, Superior Construction Co., Montezuma, Ind.
  • David Putnam, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Havre de Grace, Md.
  • David Roberson, building division safety manager., Zachry Construction Corp., Seguin, Texas
  • Jacob Selby, field engineer, Zachry Construction Corp., North Richland Hills, Texas
  • Jeffrey Sienkiewicz, project manager, Zachry Construction Corp., Flower Mound, Texas
  • Sean Simpson, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, Baltimore, Md.
  • Randy Spurlock, safety manager, Allan Myers, Bel Air, Md.
  • Terry Stephens, area safety manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
  • Donald Stephens, safety manager, Zachry Construction Corp., San Antonio, Texas
  • Bryan Stone, safety director, Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Michelle Teets, mid-Atlantic regional safety manager, Lane Construction, Norfolk, Va.
  • Nathan Terry, structures superintendent, Zachry Construction Corp., Porter, Texas
  • Cheyenne Urban, safety representative, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Frisco, Texas
  • Joseph Warren, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Steven Yeckel, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Stafford, Va.
  • Derek Yeckel, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, Fredericksburg, Va.

For more information about the credential, and to see if you meet the test eligibility requirements, visit