ARTBA has a veteran team of bilingual safety, education and training experts. They include:
Bradley M. Sant: Senior Vice President, Safety and Education; Executive Director for Safety–ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation
Mr. Sant has more than 20 years of experience in managing high-level safety and health, and adult training programs, including serving in senior safety positions with the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO; the National Resource Center for OSHA Training; and the International Association of Fire Fighters. He has a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University with a double major in political science and Spanish, and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Sant is an accredited OSHA instructor and former director of an OSHA outreach training center.
Úna Connolly: Vice President of Safety & Environmental Compliance
Ms. Connolly has more than 20 years of experience in the environment, health and safety fields. Previously, she managed environmental and safety programs at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, and the National Asphalt Pavement Association. She has a bachelor’s from Radford University in biology and master’s from the University of Maryland in international management. Ms. Connolly manages the activities of the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse and develops safety and environmental compliance and training products for the association.
The master instructors ARTBA provides for these training sessions literally have written the book on work zone safety. They have been developing safety programs for ARTBA and key federal agencies for more than a decade and weigh in with some 300 years of collective transportation and construction experience. Instructors include:
- Neal Carboneau, who leads the Transportation Training Institute, a regional education and technical assistance firm based in West Lafayette, Indiana. He previously managed the research and implementation program at Indiana’s Local Technical Assistance Program in Purdue University’s School of Civil Engineering.
- Bruce Drewes, a principal of 3T Group in Boise, Idaho. He was manager of the Idaho T2 Center, which offers highway related training courses and technical assistance, and has taught safety courses across the U.S. and as far away as Kuwait.
- Gary Fore, retired from overseeing environment, health and safety programs at the National Asphalt Pavement Association. Fore helped develop the Roadway Safety Program.
- Van Arden Howell, associate director at the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at the University of California San Diego. His more than 35-year career in safety and health training has included key roles with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Emmett Russell, retired safety and health director at the International Union of Operating Engineers. During his career, Russell participated on numerous committees and workgroups established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).