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.
"Lookout! Curves ahead!" Setting Advisory Curve Speeds
In 2019, KY had 732 fatalities on public roads. Over 60% of these involve roadway departure. Over 30% involved a curve. On a national level we have three times as many crashes occur on curves compared to straight sections of roadways. These statistics make horizontal curves prime sites for safety improvements. Key to these improvements is a setting a proper curve advisory speed. This webinar will cover what you can do to keep the public on the road and how to properly set curve advisory speeds using procedures outlined in the MUTCD. The different devices used to set advisory speeds will be discussed.
Speaker: Todd Morrison is a Technology Transfer Engineer with the Technology Transfer Program, Kentucky Transportation Center. He retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after serving in the Divisions of Construction, Maintenance and Traffic. At the Cabinet, he worked with environmental, work zone, construction and maintenance concerns as an Environmental Coordinator, Maintenance/Traffic Engineer, and as a Branch Manager for Operations. As a Branch Manager, Todd supervised 225 employees as a first, second- and third-line supervisor. Todd is also a KY Certified Public Manager.
Drainage Issues? We've Got Answers
There are three things you need to have a good road: drainage, drainage, and drainage. In this short form presentation, elected officials and decision makers will be presented with needed information to help make informed decisions on roadway repair and pavement preservation, including drainage principles, drainage policy, ditches, pipes, installation maintenance.
Speaker: Scott Tison has an extensive background in Work Zone Training and Operations. Other areas of expertise include Asphalt, Concrete, Roadway Drainage and Guardrail Installation/Maintenance. After spending eight years with the Florida LTAP located at the University of Florida, Mr. Tison went to work with North Carolina State University’s Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) which houses the North Carolina LTAP in 2017. Mr. Tison has managed the NCDOT Training Program and also instructs Asphalt Pavement Maintenance, NCDOT Basic Work Zone Installer, Guardrail Installation, Maintenance and Repair, NCDOT Flagger Training, NC Intermediate Work Zone Safety, NC Work Zone Supervisor and Roadway Drainage Maintenance. Mr. Tison also trains in other states and trains military personnel in multiple disciplines at their facilities.
Reshaping the Road Construction Industry: Technology and Management Solutions
With the need to be resilient, the road construction industry needs to challenge its status quo to address its long-lasting problems. Two major transformations that can change the landscape of the road construction industry are Lean Construction and Construction 4.0. This webinar will discuss case examples of the implementation of Lean concepts and Construction 4.0 technologies in road projects and highlight the benefits these two transformations offer.
Speaker: Gabe Dadi is the W.L. Raymond and R.E. Shaver Chair Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky and Construction Engineering and Project Management Program Manager at the Kentucky Transportation Center. He participates in an active research program with over $5M in funding and over 70 publications. He has received research funding from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), and Construction Industry Institute (CII). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Masters of Business Administration, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering degrees and is also a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
Speaker: Hala Nassereddine is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky and a Research Engineer at the Kentucky Transportation Center. She has received research funding from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), Construction Industry Institute (CII), and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). She holds a Master’s and Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Chainsaw Safety Training
Chainsaws are widely used throughout the world. They’re used in wide variety of industries such as commercial, residential, arborist, road maintenance, property maintenance, ground operations, and bucket truck operations. Chainsaws can be very useful, but it 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.
We have started uploading our past Wednesday Webinar's through our YouTube channel. The videos are for information purposes only and does not constitute a training class or certificate. The viewer is solely responsible for the use of the information/equipment shown in the videos and insuring that all proper Federal, State, Local, and company rules regarding safety are followed.
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