By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA

Forty two more people have earned the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) credential as the program nears its first anniversary. More than 110 have earned the credential since fall 2016, and another 225 are in the application pipeline to take the exam in coming months.

The ARTBA Foundation launched the SCTPP program in October 2016 at the association’s national convention.  It 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 & CEO Pete Ruane says.  “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 SCTPP certification is valid for three years. The newest “Safety Certified Transportation Project Professionals” are:

  • Joseph Yuhas, technical consultant, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • David Dostaler, corporate HSE director, Kraemer North America, LLC, Castle Rock, Colo.
  • Khanjan Shah, construction project engineer, RK&K, Laurel, Md.
  • Tyler Bradford, senior construction engineer, Parsons, Fresno, Calif.
  • Arthur Emerson, safety director, Bryant Contracting Inc., Toano, Va.
  • Christine Goins, assistant resident engineer, RK&K, Wake Forest, N.C.
  • Billy Laney, safety manager, Wiregrass Construction, Double Springs, Ala.
  • Roger Rister, safety manager, Parsons Construction Group, Crown Point, Ind.
  • John Scurek, safety, health & environmental manager, Parsons, Georgetown, Texas
  • William Tyson, director labor relations, General Contractors Association of New York, New York, N.Y.
  • Harvey Baggett, corporate safety director, J.F. Shea Construction, Inc., Stephens City, Va.
  • Mickey Carr, safety director, Chemung Contracting, Mitchells, Va.
  • Pastor Gonzalez, project administrator, RK&K, Cutler Bay, Fla.
  • Mannie Barnes, construction manager, Atkinson Construction, Kent, Wash.
  • Seth Medwick, department head, HNTB, New York, N.Y.
  • Christopher Gilsdorf, safety engineer, Kraemer North America, Madison, Wis.
  • Christopher Frum, safety manager, Wagman Heavy Civil, Petersburg, Va.
  • Cory Gaye, corporate safety director, Wagman, York, Pa.
  • Chad Stone, EH&S manager, RKHall LLC-Summit Materials, Paris, Texas
  • Jennica Greffe, project manager, Superior Construction, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Seth Hall, field safety manager, Superior Construction, West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • James Hinkle, lead engineer, MBP, Salem, Va.
  • John Calvin Myers, safety, RK&K, Richmond, Va.
  • Daniel Estry, senior safety supervisor, LANE, Lakeland, Fla.
  • Frank Ortega, safety manager, Superior Construction Company, Orlando, Fla.
  • Michael Scolforo, area safety manager, The Lane Construction Corporation, Lee, Mass.
  • Kenneth Burge, area safety manager, J.D. Abrams, L.P., Santa Fe, Texas
  • Christopher Hughes, project engineer, Ohio Department of Transportation, Delphos, Ohio
  • Thomas Markle, area safety manager, Lane Construction, Windsor, Maine
  • Gregory Nowak, safety representative, J.F. Shea Construction, Valparaiso, Ind.
  • David Sherwood, CEO, Sherwood Construction, Tulsa, Okla.
  • Peter Berrios, safety director SE region, OHL Community Asphalt, Miami, Fla.
  • Justin Hobson, safety director, Talley Construction, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Mindy King, EHS, RK Hall, LLC, Texarkana, Ark.
  • Frank Nesbitt, senior safety supervisor, Lane Construction, West Columbia, S.C.
  • Mike Scarborough, senior safety director, Ranger Construction Industries, Inc., West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Erick Smith, project manager, The Lane Construction Corporation, Shorewood, Ill.
  • Douglas Westervelt, director of safety operations, Crossland Construction Company, Columbus, Kan.
  • Jeff Hanson, vice president, HSE & Risk, United Infrastructure Group, Inc., Great Falls, S.C.
  • Evan Lawrence, project manager, Superior Construction Company, Panama City Beach, Fla.
  • Matthew McMillan, project manager, Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., Peachtree City, Ga.
  • Richard Salcido, EHS manager, The Ashton Company, Tucson, Ariz.

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.”

Learn more at www.puttingsafetyfirst.org.

The ARTBA Foundation also offers eight courses via its Online Learning Center (OLC) that can help people prep for the exam.