Program Hits 360 “Safety Certified” Mark
(WASHINGTON)—Fifty-nine professionals from 21 companies or agencies representing 17 states have earned the “Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™” (SCTPP) credential over the past four months, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation said today.
Since its launch in late 2016, 360 individuals from 83 companies representing 37 states and the District of Columbia have earned the prestigious credential, which is valid for three years.
The program was launched with the aim to significantly reduce—or ideally eliminate—the 700 motorist and worker fatalities, and nearly 50,000 injuries that occur annually in and around U.S. transportation project sites. It is targeted at significantly elevating safety awareness among the thousands of non-safety professionals in the industry—planners, designers, owners, field supervisors and inspectors—who are in decision-making roles from project conception through completion.
It was designed to bring thousands of more “eyes” to the task of identifying and mitigating potential hazards for workers and motorists commonly found in transportation work zones—skills identified through the certification.
In May 2018, the program earned American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024:2012 international standard.
The latest list of “Safety Certified Transportation Project Professionals” includes:
- Joel Anderson, project manager, Lunda Construction Company, Hilbert, Wis.
- Stephen Anderson, safety manager, Bancker Construction, Carle Place, N.Y.
- Joshua Andrews, HSE professional, Allan Myers, Port Deposit, Md.
- Edmundo Armendariz, international SH&E manager, HDR, Omaha, Neb.
- Candido Bocanegra, construction project engineer, TXDOT, San Benito, Texas
- Jared Browder, supervisor, TXDOT, Stephenville, Texas
- Michael Carroll, project manager, Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, Mo.
- William Clawson, safety specialist, TXDOT, Austin, Texas
- Kenny Cuevas, safety officer, TXDOT, Bryan, Texas
- Trey Curtis, area manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
- Nicholas DeAlba, HSE professional, Allan Myers, Phoenixville, Pa.
- Ricardo Diaz, health & safety manager, Wright Brothers Construction Co., Inc., Riceville, Tenn.
- John Dowdell, risk manager, The Walker Company, Mount Sterling, Ky.
- Jason Dupree, director of maintenance, TXDOT, Atlanta, Texas
- Aaron Dziuk, construction inspector, TXDOT, New Braunfels, Texas
- John Ferguson, safety officer, TXDOT, Live Oak, Texas
- Steven Fitter, safety coordinator, Crossland Construction Company Inc., Jenks, Okla.
- Jesse Flake, general transportation tech III, TXDOT, Buffalo, Texas
- Rene Garza, construction manager/senior resident engineer, TXDOT, Pharr, Texas
- Jorge Garza, safety officer, TXDOT, San Antonio, Texas
- Jared Groves, assistant area engineer, TXDOT, Munday, Texas
- Fred Guiliano, safety officer, TXDOT, San Angelo, Texas
- Melissa Hatton, engineering tech, TXDOT, Bryan, Texas
- Joshua Hebert, construction inspector VI, TXDOT, Austin, Texas
- Matthew Herbstritt, area engineer, TXDOT, Childress, Texas
- William Herz, inspector II, AECOM, Birdsboro, Pa.
- Michael Hines, safety officer, TXDOT, Abilene, Texas
- Chris Houghton, transportation specialist, TXDOT, Fort Worth, Texas
- Eric Hulme, director of safety, AWP, Inc., North Canton, Ohio
- Jack Hutchens, area safety manager, Lane Construction, Manassas, Va.
- Raymond Jaenicke, general transportation tech III, TXDOT, Madisonville, Texas
- Stephen Kasberg, area engineer, TXDOT, Gatesville, Texas
- Evan Larkin, HSE technician, Allan Myers, King of Prussia, Pa.
- Christopher LaRocca, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, North Chesterfield, Va.
- Kevin Lassiter, safety officer, TXDOT, San Angelo, Texas
- Aaron Lease, HSE professional, Allan Myers, New Castle, Del.
- Phillip LeBlanc, field engineer, Barriere Construction Company, LLC, Boutte, La.
- Johnny Limbaugh, director of design build, Wright Construction Group, Inc., Fort Myers, Fla.
- Brian Link, project manager, Michael Baker International, Hershey, Pa.
- Michael Machacek, senior project manager, TXDOT, Austin, Texas
- Timothy Mask, safety officer, TXDOT, Mesquite, Texas
- Scotty Massingill, supervisor, TXDOT, Hamilton, Texas
- Stacey Meeks, safety manager, Ranger Construction Industries, Inc., Hernando, Fla.
- Marcus Navetta, senior project manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
- Jeffrey Parisi, president, Parisi Construction Co., Inc., Verona, Wis.
- Rodney Persall, transportation specialist, TXDOT, Mason, Texas
- Magdalena Quintanilla, safety officer, TXDOT, Pharr, Texas
- Jeffrey Raymond, superintendent, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
- Michael Rebstock, project manager, Barriere Construction, LLC, Baton Rouge, La.
- Michael Seal, superintendent, Barriere Construction Company, LLC, Franklinton, La.
- Hector Siller, construction project engineer, TXDOT, Pharr, Texas
- Josh Simonson, construction manager, Lunda Construction Co., Black River Falls, Wis.
- Jesse Sisco, area engineer, TXDOT, Lufkin, Texas
- Terry Smith, safety manager, Sundt, Wynne, Ariz.
- Mark Smith, safety officer, TXDOT, Tyler, Texas
- John Stawinsky, assistant project manager, Superior Construction Co. Southeast, LLC., St. Augustine, Fla.
- Brandon Trenter, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Dagsboro, Del.
- Rebecca Wells, traffic discipline manager, TXDOT, Atlanta, Texas
- Phillip Yrjanson, safety coordinator, DLZ Industrial, LLC, Fort Wayne, Ind.
The SCTPP exam contains up to 120 multiple-choice questions that probe knowledge in: assessing project risks; creating project safety plans; implementing and conducting ongoing evaluation of a site-specific operational safety plan; and conducting incident investigations.
Additional information about the program can be found at www.puttingsafetyfirst.org.
The SCTPP program is a signature initiative of the ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity established in 1985 to “promote research, education and public awareness” about the impacts of transportation investment.