ARTBA Foundation Announces Latest Group to Earn Transportation Project Safety Certification

by | Mar 9, 2017

(WASHINGTON)—Fourteen additional people earned the “Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™” (SCTPP) credential last month, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation announced today. This is on top of the 55 in the “inaugural class” announced in late January. The certification is valid for three years.

Launched in late 2016, the SCTPP program is aimed at the thousands of transportation project workers, supervisors, foremen, inspectors, managers, manufacturers and materials suppliers, designers, equipment operators and owners who could make a huge, industry-wide safety impact by learning core competencies necessary to identify and mitigate potentially life-threatening on-site risks.

“Our goal is to help cause a demonstrable reduction in the number of deaths and injuries that occur on and around transportation project sites each year,” ARTBA President Pete Ruane said. “We believe we can do that if all of the key decision makers, from project inception through completion, have safety top of mind. This program identifies and rewards those who have competency in this critical management area.”

The newest “Safety Certified Transportation Project Professionals” are:

  • Adam Hill, safety coordinator, Road-Con Inc., West Chester, Pa.
  • Bruce Drewes, instructional consultant, 3T Group, Boise, Idaho
  • Doug Schultz, president, Herlihy Mid-Continent Company, Romeoville, Ill.
  • Edward Mays, field safety coordinator, Barriere Construction LLC, Metairie, La.
  • Francis B. Maline, project safety manager, Lane Construction, Westchester, Ill.
  • Jose Manzano, safety inspector, CW Roberts Contracting, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Joseph Landino, safety director, Ajax Paving Industries, Inc., Troy, Mich.
  • Justin Templet, safety & claims coordinator, Barrierre Construction, Metairie, La.
  • Keith Clay, safety manager, John R. Jurgensen Company, Hamilton, Ohio
  • Matt Lunzman, superintendent, Hawkins Construction, Lincoln, Neb.
  • Robert Medina, safety officer, Hellman Electric Corporation, Bronx, N.Y.
  • Russell McElroy, senior safety supervisor, Lane Construction, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Steven Ward, safety director, Advanced Workzone Services LLC, Muskogee, Okla.
  • Tim Beguin, corporate safety director, Wiregrass Construction Co., Decatur, Ala.

The two-and-a-half hour exam contains up to 120 multiple-choice questions that probe knowledge in: assessing project risks; creating project safety plans; implementing and conducting on-going evaluation of a site-specific operational safety plan; and conducting incident investigations. It has been designed to meet the rigorous protocols required for accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Organization for Standardization ISO/IEC 17024: “Conformity Assessment: General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons.”

The ARTBA Foundation also said that the six courses available via its Online Learning Center (OLC) are increasingly being utilized to help people prep for the exam

Additional information about the SCTPP credential and the OLC can be accessed at: www.puttingsafetyfirst.org.

The ARTBA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity established in 1985, supports a wide portfolio of research, education and public awareness programs and activities aimed at highlighting the importance of U.S. transportation investment.

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