(Left to right: ARTBA Chairman Bob Alger is president and CEO of The Lane Construction Corporation. Safety Certification Commission Co-Chair Ross Myers is chairman and CEO of Allan Myers. Safety Certification Commission Co-Chair David Wall is president and CEO of Austin Industries. This story appeared in the May/June issue of ARTBA’s Transportation Builder magazine.)

By Bob Alger, Ross Myers, & David Walls

Bryan Stone, safety director of Superior Construction, offers an important testimonial underscoring why the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) program was developed.

“Superior Construction prioritizes safety as a core value within our organization and the safety certification program allows us to demonstrate that value by challenging our leaders in both the office and field to prepare for and earn this important credential.”

The SCTPP was launched in fall 2016 by top industry executives and safety advocates via ARTBA’s Foundation for one main reason: to substantially reduce—or ideally eliminate—the nearly 50,000 people who die or are injured in and around U.S. transportation infrastructure construction projects each year. These leaders shared the view that status quo safety performance was no longer acceptable.

One of the unique benefits of the SCTPP is its broad reach. It was not designed primarily for safety professionals. Rather, it is aimed at the thousands of workers, supervisors, foremen, inspectors, designers, planners, equipment operators, manufacturers, materials suppliers and owners who can make a huge, industrywide safety impact by learning core competencies necessary to identify and mitigate potentially life-threatening onsite risks.

In May 2018, the SCTPP earned the “seal of approval” from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI); which means it is the transportation construction industry’s only internationally-accredited safety program.

As of June 2019, 360 professionals from 83 companies and agencies in 37 states and D.C. have earned the SCTPP credential.

Below you will see a complete list of companies and public agencies with employees who have become “safety certified.” If your company is on the list, we say “thank you” for demonstrating your leadership commitment to safety. If your company isn’t on the list yet, it should be soon.

Our challenge for all ARTBA transportation contractor members is to commit at least 25 employees from your company to take the exam before the end of 2019, in 2020, and beyond.

All the information you need about SCTPP is available at: puttingsafetyfirst.org. And if your employees are hesitant to take a test, ARTBA has eight safety-related Online Learning Center courses to help them feel at ease and get prepped.

If we still haven’t convinced you yet, then perhaps this insight from Barriere Construction Company Safety Director Paul Albrecht will:

“We have found great value in the certification program and will continue to incorporate it as a component in our journey to zero.”

Certify Your Employees! Together, we can save lives.

51 or More Employees
• Allan Myers, Worcester, Pa.

31-50 Employees
• Austin Industries, Dallas, Texas
• Texas Department of Transportation, Austin

16-30 Employees
• Barriere Construction Company, LLC, Metairie, La.
• Ranger Construction Industries, Inc., West Palm Beach, Fla.
• Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Fla.
• The Lane Construction Company, Cheshire, Conn.

1-15 Employees
• Acme Barricades, LC, Jacksonville, Fla.
• Advanced Workzone Services LLC, Muskogee, Okla.
• AECOM, Los Angeles, Calif.
• Ajax Paving Industries, Inc., Troy, Mich.
• Atkinson Construction, Golden, Colo.
• ATS Construction, Lexington, Ky.
• AWP, Inc., North Canton, Ohio
• B.A.T.S. Traffic Solutions, Fremont, Calif.
• Bancker Construction, Islandia, N.Y.
• Bryant Contracting Inc., Toano, Va.
• Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, Mo.
• Cahill Excavating, Middlefield, Conn.
• CBRE, Los Angeles, Calif.
• Chemung Contracting, Mitchells, Va.
• Colas Inc., Morristown, N.J.
• Crossland Construction Company Inc., Columbus, Kan.
• CW Roberts Contracting, Tallahassee, Fla.
• Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., Columbia, Mo.
• Fred Smith Construction, Raleigh, N.C.
• Gallagher Asphalt, Thornton, Ill.
• General Contractors Association of New York
• Green Acres Contracting Co., Inc., Scottdale, Pa.
• Halley Engineering Contractors, Inc., New York, N.Y.
• Hawkins Construction, Omaha, Neb.
• HDR, Omaha, Neb.
• Hellman Electric Corporation, Bronx, N.Y.
• Herlihy Mid-Continent Company, Romeoville, Ill.
• Hill International, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.
• HNTB Corporation, Kansas City, Mo.
• IMA Inc., Denver, Colo.
• J. F. Shea Construction, Inc., Walnut, Calif.
• J.D. Abrams, L.P., Austin, Texas
• JMT, Hunt Valley, Md.
• John R. Jurgensen Company, Cincinnati, Ohio
• Key Constructors, LLC, Madison, Miss.
• Kiewit, Omaha, Neb.
• Kraemer North America, LLC, Plain, Wis.
• Lakeside Industries, Issaquah, Wash.
• Liberty Mutual Insurance, Boston, Mass.
• Local 172 SET – New Jersey Laborers Union, Folsom, N.J.
• Lunda Construction Company, Black River Falls, Wis.
• MBP, Fairfax, Va.
• Michael Baker International, Pittsburgh, Pa.
• Nel Corporation, Middleton, Mass.
• New York City Department of Design & Construction, New
York, N.Y.
• O&G Industries, Torrington, Conn.
• Ohio Department of Transportation, Columbus, Ohio
• OHL Community Asphalt, Miami, Fla.
• Parisi Construction Co., Inc., Verona, Wis.
• Parsons, Centreville, Va.
• Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg, Pa.
• Preferred Materials, Inc., Lutz, Fla.
• Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., Goshen, Ind.
• RK Hall, LLC, Texarkana, Ark.
• RK&K, Baltimore, Md.
• Road-Con Inc., West Chester, Pa.
• Sherwood Construction, Merritt Island, Fla.
• Siboney Contracting, West Palm Beach, Fla.
• Silver Star Construction Co. Inc., Moore, Okla.
• STV Incorporated, New York, N.Y.
• Sundt Construction, Tempe, Ariz.
• Talley Construction, Houston, Texas
• Tennessee Department of Transportation, Nashville, Tenn.
• Terracon Consultants, Inc., Olathe, Kan.
• The Ashton Company Inc., Tucson, Ariz.
• The Walker Company, Mount Sterling, Ky.
• United Infrastructure Group, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
• Volkert, Mobile, Ala.
• Wagman Heavy Civil, York, Pa.
• Webber, LLC, The Woodlands, Texas
• Wiregrass Construction Company, Inc., Dothan, Ala.
• WW Clyde, Orem, Utah
• Zachry Construction Corporation, San Antonio, Texas