During February and March, 2017, work zone traffic control and safety training will be offered at several Iowa venues so that workers across the state can participate conveniently. Each one-day workshop will cover current revisions in the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), particularly Part 6.
The workshops consist of a general session for all participants, plus breakout sessions tailored to specific categories of work zone activities: city, county, utility, Iowa DOT construction and contractors, and Iowa DOT maintenance. Breakout sessions are not provided for every category at every workshop; check the schedules inside.
The MUTCD recommends that all workers (and their supervisors) whose duties place them on or near the traveled portion of roadways regularly complete work zone traffic control training. The Iowa Work Zone Safety Workshops provide this valuable training. It is not necessary to attend a work zone safety workshop every year; every three years is recommended. Within an organization, workers’ attendance can be rotated systematically, making it possible for staff at all levels to attend every few years.
For anyone interested in Iowa DOT specifications and requirements, the Iowa DOT Construction and Contractors breakout session may be most appropriate. The City breakout session may be best for workers interested in urban work zone applications. The Iowa DOT Maintenance breakout sessions are specifically designed for Iowa DOT staff.
In addition to street and road agencies, contractors, consultant engineering staff, vendors, and suppliers in the road construction industry are welcome to participate and are encouraged to register for the same breakout session categories as those with whom they do business.
Participants will receive handbooks and certificates of completion.
This program is partially funded by the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Traffic and Safety, through the Traffic Safety Improvement Program pursuant to 2001, Iowa Code Section 312.2(15). This support helps keep the registration fee low to encourage greater participation.
This program is coordinated by the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation.
If you need accommodations for a disability or a dietary restriction or are concerned about weather cancellations, call the registration desk, 515-294-6222. Note: Because the workshop is scheduled for several dates and locations, it is unlikely any workshop will be canceled or postponed due to weather.
For information about program content, contact Paul Albritton at the Institute for Transportation: 515-294-1231, email@example.com. For information about registration, contact ISU Registration Services: 515-294-6222, firstname.lastname@example.org.