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Published: November, 2004; Vol 1, Num 6

 

Roadway Safety Program Gets Upgrade

The LHSFNA and its partners were among 69 nonprofit organizations that received Susan Harwood Training Grants from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) last month to develop educational and training resources for the American workforce. This is the partnership’s third year of funding.

The $210,194 grant to the LHSFNA will finance the development of an additional module for the popular, award-winning Roadway Safety Program. The new module will focus on best practices for driving in and around work zones, to and from construction sites and for transporting materials. The module will be translated into Spanish, and a text-to-speech element will be added to address literacy concerns.

The Roadway Safety Program was developed by the Fund in partnership with the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), the National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). It already consists of 13 modules, each addressing a different work zone hazard. It won the 2003 Work Zone Safety Training Award from the ARTBA.

Copies of the program are available, free of charge from the Work Zone Information Clearinghouse.

[Steve Clark]