By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor ARTBA

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has endorsed the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) program and will urge its member firms and their employees to earn the credential.

Launched last year by ARTBA’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF), the SCTTP vision is to “ensure the safety and well-being of construction workers, motorists, truck drivers, pedestrians and cyclists and their families by making transportation project sites world-wide zero safety incident zones.”

As part of a strategic partnership, ARTBA and NAPA will jointly develop and implement online asphalt paving-/milling-specific safety training modules that industry professionals can use to prepare for the certification exam or to earn Professional Development Hours and build their skill sets. NAPA will also help recruit asphalt paving/milling professionals to join the SCTPP “Subject Matter Experts” team that plays a critical role in developing exam questions.

“We are excited to partner with ARTBA to develop and promote training tools that will aid companies in implementing best practices proven to help eliminate work zone incidents,” said NAPA President Mike Acott.

Additional information about the certification program can be found on its comprehensive website: www.puttingsafetyfirst.org.