Leadership Track Record

2012:

National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse uses cutting-edge technology to power an interactive “virtual conference” featuring “Best Practices in Work Zone Safety” for public officials, contractors and other transportation industry professionals.

ARTBA and partners renew ground-breaking “Contractor-Labor-Government OSHA Alliance” program to promote safety for roadway construction workers, particularly promoting safety for non-native English speaking workers.

2011:

ARTBA-TDF awarded a three-year FHWA cooperative agreement to develop work zone safety training courses and products, with a focus on the needs of local/rural roads.

Clearinghouse offers “Power Workshop” at International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh.

2010:

ARTBA and industry partners provide industry-specific safety training to more than 18,000 industry supervisors, managers and workforce personnel since 2009.

Introduces new "Avoiding Runovers and Backovers" safety video.

2009:

Launches 2009 Traffic Management and Work Zone Safety Conference in conjunction with "World of Asphalt" trade show.

Introduces new Personal Protective Equipment safety video.

2008:

National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) launches webinar series, Listserv, and blog.

    ARTBA and industry partners provide work zone safety training to over 4,500 workers and managers.

        Completed a new OSHA Harwood Training Program covering Disaster Response, Deployment and Retrieval of Temporary Traffic Control Devices, Falls, Electrocution, Struck-by and Caught-In hazards.

          2007:

          Clearinghouse hosts the "National Traffic Management and Work Zone Safety Conference" at Intertraffic North America.

            Clearinghouse launches new image and marketing campaign including a completely redesigned web site; begins offering web-based training and seminars; services over 100,000 users.

              ARTBA and RAI Amsterdam host second Intertraffic North America exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

                Expands safety services and staff to begin offering on-site training and auditing services.

                  ARTBA-TDF and CNA launch contractor safety award program to recognize excellence and industry-leading achievement in construction employee safety and health programs.

                    2006:

                    Awarded OSHA Harwood contract to expand "Roadway Safety" program to include Disaster Response and Deployment and Retrieval of Temporary Traffic Control Devices.

                    Awarded a four-year FHWA cooperative agreement to expand and enhance the services of the Clearinghouse.

                    Awarded contract from the District of Columbia Department of Transportation to teach Spanish, English, safety, and basic work skills to minority and disadvantaged workers.

                    ARTBA-TDF and partners awarded a four-year grant from FHWA to develop and deliver work zone safety training courses.

                    2005:

                    Unveils "Turning Point: Roadway Work Zone Safety for New Drivers."

                    Hosts "Intertraffic North America" in Baltimore, Md.

                    Hosts "Work Zone Safety Conference" at Intertraffic North America.

                    ARTBA-TDF and CNA awarded another OSHA Harwood Grant to conduct training based on industry insurance claim data.

                    ARTBA-TDF and IRF host "Executive Seminar on Roadway Safety" in Madrid, Spain.

                      2004:

                      ARTBA and Amsterdam RAI announce partnership to create "Intertraffic North America," the continent's first comprehensive conference and exposition for the transportation construction and traffic management industries.

                      Hosts "2004 Roadway Work Zone Safety Conference & Exhibition."

                      Clearinghouse handles more than 80,000 information requests.

                      ARTBA-TDF and IRF host two "Executive Seminars on Roadway Safety" in Egypt and Argentina.

                      ARTBA-TDF and CNA awarded an OSHA Harwood Grant to conduct training based on industry insurance claim data.

                      ARTBA-TDF begins offering customized, on-site safety courses.

                      2003:

                      Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Dominique Dawes is named as ARTBA spokesperson on work zone safety program for teen drivers, participates in media event for National Work Zone Awareness Week.

                          ARTBA-TDF, NSC and CNA are awarded OSHA grant to conduct safety training to educate workers and supervisors about roadway work zone hazards.

                            ARTBA and industry allies formalize partnership to develop awareness training and education programs aimed at improving the health and safety of workers and motorists in roadway construction zones.

                              Co-organizes "Mid-West Work Zone Safety Conference."

                                Signs a "Work Zone Safety Alliance" agreement with OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, NAPA, LIUNA and IUOE.

                                  ARTBA and International Road Federation (IRF) launch international training program "Executive Seminar on Roadway Safety."

                                    2002:

                                    Hosts "Roadway Work Zone Safety Conference and Exhibition."

                                      ARTBA and its industry allies promote safety education in Spanish and English to train new workers on roadway construction projects under OSHA grant.

                                        ARTBA and NSC begin offering the OSHA 10-Hour accredited training for the roadway construction industry in Spanish.

                                        2001:

                                        Hosts first "International Conference on Work Zone Safety."

                                          Launches annual "Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards" with NSC.

                                            Secures Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) contract to develop work zone safety curriculum for teenage drivers.

                                            2000:

                                            Wins several national awards for programs aimed at creating industry and public awareness of roadway construction safety issues.

                                              Partners with industry to launch an annual National Work Zone Awareness Week.

                                                Hosts roadway safety leadership symposium, "A Partnership for Transportation Construction Safety".

                                                  Federal support for Clearinghouse ends and Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) assumes control of facility's operations.

                                                    Unveils Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)-accredited "10-Hour" safety-training course focused on roadway construction.

                                                      Awards first two "Highway Worker Memorial Scholarships."

                                                        1999:

                                                        Begins offering training videos that examine roadway work zone dangers and offers advice on how to lower risks.

                                                        Initiates Professional Development Section for safety managers.

                                                        Creates "The Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program" to help children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job pursue higher education.

                                                        1998:

                                                        ARTBA enters strategic alliance with the National Safety Council (NSC) to jointly develop, promote and implement programs designed to reduce accidents in roadway construction zones.

                                                          Wins awarded multi-year contract by federal government to develop/market the Clearinghouse.

                                                            Releases landmark study "The Federal Highway Program & Highway Safety: An Economic Analysis," the first-ever research to quantify the public health economic benefits of federal highway investment.

                                                            1995:

                                                            Secures language in "National Highway System Designation Act," directing the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to initiate creation of a clearinghouse dedicated to addressing roadway work zone-related accidents.

                                                            1994:

                                                            Organizes second "National Conference on Highway Work Zone Safety."

                                                              1993:

                                                              An ARTBA task force and CNA develop and publish the first comprehensive manual on safety topics tailored to highway construction firms.

                                                                1992:

                                                                Works with CNA to develop the first-ever comprehensive business insurance product tailored to highway construction firm needs.

                                                                1985:

                                                                Organizes first-ever "National Conference on Highway Work Zone Safety".

                                                                1979:

                                                                Establishes Traffic Safety Industry Division.

                                                                  1977:

                                                                  Establishes Transportation Safety Advisory Council, charged with developing and recommending expanded policies and programs.

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