Resources for road workers . . .
FHWA work zone website redesigned
The FHWA has revamped its National Work Zone Mobility and Safety website to be more user friendly.
The new subject index, topical navigation bar, and prominent link to Final Rule on work zone safety and mobility will help users find information they need more quickly.
For more information, see the new site, www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/index.asp.
Work zone resources through LTAP library
Iowa's LTAP library has many resources for improving work zone safety. Some of these resources can be easily tailored for use in road crew safety meetings.
Visit the online library search page, www.ctre.iastate.edu/library/search.cfm; select "work zone" in the subject box.
Materials can be borrowed free of charge by Iowa organizations.
For more information, contact Jim Hogan, library coordinator, 515-294-9481, firstname.lastname@example.org.
. . . and for their families
Scholarships of up to $2,000 are available for children of road workers killed or permanently disabled on the job. The award can be used to help pay for tuition at any post-high school educational institution.
The Highway Workers Memorial Scholarship Program was instituted in 1999 by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). It was initially funded by a $100,000 donation from the surviving families of past ARTBA chairmen, Jack and Stan Lanford of Roanoke, Virginia. Contributions from the highway construction industry continue to support the program.
For more information, see the scholarship website, www.artba.org/founwww.artba.org/foundation/hwy_worker_ scholarship.htm.