By Katie Chimelewski, director of safety & certification, ARTBA
ARTBA offers an extensive suite of safety training and certification programs to help its members and other industry professionals enhance the knowledge and skills that can save lives and prevent injuries. Cold weather construction slowdowns make this a great time to enroll in these programs, and most of the material is available in digital formats that meet the social distancing requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Training ranges from hard copy and digital toolbox talks to online professional development courses, available anytime and learner-paced, and scheduled virtual classrooms with a live instructor. The internationally-accredited Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) program is also available. While no specific training is required to take the SCTPP exam, credential holders say it is helpful to refresh knowledge through a review of the test blueprint found in the Candidate Handbook. Reviewing or taking an OSHA 10-Hour Construction course, refreshing knowledge on relevant parts of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, flagger training, temporary traffic control courses, and other programs are helpful not only to obtaining the credential, but also for worker reskill and refresher training.
ARTBA is ready to help you enhance your safety training plan to meet your organization’s needs and employees’ learning styles. Robinson Vasquez, LLM, MBA, the association’s master trainer, provides a legal and business perspective to his eight years in construction safety instruction. Robinson assists firms and agency partners with customized year-round training plans, including resources from both the association, and the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse.
For more materials and information, please visit the ARTBA Transportation Construction Safety Center.