LMS-updated(WASHINGTON)—The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) this week launched a new Safety Learning Management System, to give safety professionals, traffic engineers and roadway construction workers free, 24/7 access to high-quality training and education from the convenience of their desktop computers.

For over a decade, ARTBA-TDF has provided specialized, in-person safety training to more than 70,000 transportation construction industry professionals.

Now, the foundation, through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, has taken key components of that classroom content, added a wide range of new material on key topics, and created an online education environment.

Available courses include:

  • Temporary traffic control set up;
  • Sight distances in work zones;
  • Developing internal traffic control plans;
  • Developing transportation management plans for work zones;
  • Work zone safety and mobility improvement strategies;
  • Temporary traffic control devices;
  • Fundamentals of work zone safety for seasonal and temporary workers; and more.

A webinar tutorial is available on the ARTBA website.  Register for training.

For more information on the online system or to find out more about the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, the largest information resource on roadway construction zone safety, visit www.workzonesafety.org or contact ARTBA’s Brad Sant at bsant@artba.org, or Úna Connolly at uconnolly@artba.org

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2015, the ARTBA-TDF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity created to “promote research, education and public awareness.”  It supports an array of initiatives, including educational scholarships, awards, executive education seminars, roadway work zone safety training programs, special economic reports and a national exhibition on transportation.