Ready to shake up your Wednesday's? The KY LTAP will be offering interactive webinars, completely free of cost. Each webinar will be worth one professional development hour, and will be recorded for training purposes.
So what are you waiting for, grab your coffee and join the discussion!
All webinars are held in Eastern Standard Time.
Basics of Retroreflectivity
Sign retro-reflectivity is an important aspect of roadway safety. FHWA requires that agencies use an appropriate method to maintain minimum levels of retro-reflectivity for their signs. This presentation will discuss several approved methods to help maintain these minimum levels. Additionally, the course will cover sign and reflectivity basics.
Speaker: Eric Green has his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Green has over 20 years of experience in traffic safety research. He is the program manager of Traffic and Safety at the Kentucky Transportation Center and adjunct faculty with the department of civil engineering at UK. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Kentucky and has his Geographic Information Systems Professional certification. He is also a certified Roadway Safety Professional (RSP). He started the transportation-based software company, Pin-3.
Preparing for Winter Weather
Preparing for winter weather is key to a successful snow and ice season. Arguably, no roadway maintenance function is more critical to transportation agencies in Kentucky than snow and ice removal. During this presentation, we will discuss how you can prepare facilities, equipment, and personnel for the winter ahead. We will also cover strategies for operating in the COVID-19 era and best practices for protecting drivers and support staff.
Speaker: Nick Hendrix is a native of Fleming County and now lives in Boone County, Kentucky. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Nick began his career with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet where he spent 7 years in Project Delivery and Preservation. In his current role, Nick is the County Engineer and Director of Public Works for Kenton County.
Practical Tips for Marketing Transportation Safety
Most people agree that safety is the highest priority on our transportation system. However, it can be difficult to make safety improvements when budgets are tight and other priorities compete for staff time and funding. To truly bring transportation safety to the forefront, it must be clearly communicated and actively marketed. But how?
In this webinar, transportation communicator Kevin Elliott will explain some basic marketing and outreach principles and show you how to apply them to marketing safety. He will provide lots of examples and tips you can apply right away to increase awareness of safety issues in your community and to begin making your roadways safer for all users.
Speaker: Kevin Elliott is a senior marketing and communication specialist for Applied Research Associates, Inc. He has developed safety outreach and strategic communication plans and projects for the Florida Department of Transportation Research Center, the FHWA Office of Innovative Program Delivery, multiple FHWA Every Day Counts implementation teams, and the South Dakota Department of Transportation, among others. He regularly markets safety with FHWA teams including Data-Driven Safety Analysis, Intersections Focused Approach to Safety, Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian, and Focus on Rural Roadway Departures.
Chainsaw Safety Training
Chainsaws are widely used in wide variety of industries and can be very useful, but it is important to remember they can also be very dangerous. Every year, numerous chainsaw operators and bystanders are seriously injured and killed due to chainsaw accidents. A large majority of these statistics could have been prevented by learning and practicing proper chainsaw safety. During this presentation, we will discuss chainsaw maintenance procedures, how to select and properly use personal protective equipment, and how to safely operate the chainsaw to reduce the risk of injury.
Speaker: Christopher Scamahorne is a U.S. Air Force Veteran dedicated to helping create safer work environments. In 2008 he achieved an Associate of Applied Science in Vehicle Maintenance from the Community College of the Air Force. He continued with his education by completing a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University in 2010 and then achieved a Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health with a concentration in Environmental Management in 2013. Chris has over 25 years of experience operating and performing maintenance on heavy and small equipment. He has also acquired a multitude of certifications for construction and heavy equipment. He currently serves as the Safety & Equipment Training Manager for the Louisville Metropolitan Government Public Works Department.