National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season, encourages safe driving through highway work zones. The key message encourages drivers to use extra caution in work zones. NWZAW will be held April 11-15 and hosted by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The week kicks off with Work Zone Safety Training Day on April 11, which emphasizes the importance of laying the groundwork for safety through personnel training.
In partnership with MoDOT and FHWA, Missouri Division, LTAP is offering a 4-day webinar series to spread awareness on work zone safety. Join us to learn more and bring attention to the risks of work zones by attending any or all of the sessions. See session descriptions and links to register below.
Day 1 - Kick-off & Prevent Struck-by Incidents Session
Missouri LTAP and the Safety Circuit Rider, Gidget Koestner, will host a session on Preventing Struck-by Incidents provided by CPWE (Center for Construction Research & Training) with a Q&A session at the end.
Day 2 - 2021 MoDOT Work Zone Review - Good, Bad, & Ugly
Ashley Buechter, MoDOT’s Assistant State Design Engineer, will present a summary of the annual LPA work zones review process along with areas of improvement.
Day 3 - Basics of Work Zone Traffic Control
Dan Smith, MoDOT's Traffic Management & Operations Engineer, will discuss the basics of traffic control, typical applications, and sign placement in work zones before viewing the MoDOTU course, Basics of Work Zone Traffic Control.
Day 4 - Flagging & Personal Protective Equipment
Brandon Anderson, Vice President of Safety with Associate General Contractors of Missouri will present personal protective equipment requirements for workers as an introduction to the MoDOTU course, Flagger Training.