ARTBA staffer Melanie Laird reviews material with a World of Asphalt attendee.

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

ARTBA staff hit the road this week to promote the many safety training and other services that it offers the transportation construction industry through the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse and Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) program.

ARTBA exhibited at the American Traffic Safety Services Association’s annual convention and expo in Tampa, Florida, and the World of Asphalt (WoA) trade show in Indianapolis. ARTBA master instructor Bruce Drewes, in partnership with the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), delivered a presentation on internal traffic control plans for more than 125 business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, corporate roadway department personnel and other safety professionals attending WoA.

“Such industry events provide a forum for us to make industry professionals aware of our many safety programs, and also to hear their questions and concerns so we can update the training and incorporate their feedback as we create new offerings,” said ARTBA Senior Vice President of Safety & Education Brad Sant.

SCTPP, the transportation construction industry’s only internationally-accredited safety program, is aimed at all professionals involved in the planning, design, management, materials delivery and construction of projects from inception through completion. Its goal: “To ensure the safety and well-being of construction workers, motorists, truck drivers, pedestrians and their families by making transportation project sites worldwide zero-incident zones.” As of this week, more than 300 industry professionals have earned the safety credential.

Visit the Transportation Construction Safety Center to learn more about all of ARTBA’s programs.