August 27, 2021
This two-hour free webinar will begin at 12:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Details to access the Webex webinar will be emailed along with a confirmation after you register.
To reach the national goal of zero fatalities, transportation officials cannot wait for something to happen before taking action. Maintenance and construction workers who are on the road daily provide a great asset to help identify potential safety issues. This session will focus on maintenance safety solutions construction and maintenance personnel can implement on a daily basis. It will focus on safety issues related to signs and supports, vegetation control and drainage features, using the FHWA documents: Vegetation Control for Safety, A Guide for Local Highway and Street Maintenance Personnel, Maintenance of Drainage Features for Safety, A Guide for Local Street and Highway Maintenance Personnel and Maintenance of Signs and Sign Supports: A Guide for Local Roads Maintenance Personnel as the basis.
Upon successful completion of this module, participants will be able to identify maintenance safety solutions construction and maintenance personnel can implement on a daily basis related to signs and supports, vegetation control and drainage features.
Participants should be able to do the following at the end of the webinar:
- Define your role in helping to improve safety on roads
- Recognize maintenance tasks related to vegetation; signs and supports and drainage that impact safety
- Identify potential safety issues on the road
- List potential maintenance activities to address safety issues
Nicole Oneyear is a Research Engineer at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) at Iowa State University. Her research has focused on various safety topics including automated enforcement, rural curves, rural intersections, low cost safety countermeasures, local road safety and work zone safety. She also works with the National Center for Rural Road Safety helping to develop and provide training related to safety on rural roads including low cost safety improvements, maintenance and safety, and roadside safety.
David Veneziano is Safety Circuit Rider with the Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University. He has over 14 years of experience in various aspects of transportation research, including safety and operational analysis, winter maintenance applications, Intelligent Transportation Systems and remote sensing. In addition, his experience includes outreach and training activities for safety treatments, roadside safety, work zone flagging and safety, and roadway signing and marking. He has also led numerous road safety assessment efforts in Iowa over the past 6 years.