TRB Webinar: How DOTs Manage to Keep Maintenance Workers Safe

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February 09, 2023 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Maintenance and other field workers are exposed to hazards that require a higher level of management than traditional office-based positions within state departments of transportation (DOTs). TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern that will explore the national state of practice and trends on the use of safety management systems to manage maintenance worker safety. Presenters will also provide a perspective from a national DOT leader in the area of safety and practices for managing heat stress. 

This webinar is based on NCHRP Synthesis 591: Use of Safety Management Systems in Managing Highway Maintenance Worker Safety.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s National Highway Cooperative Research Program.

Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $100. Sign into to view registration information. Contact Patrice Davenport to inquire about becoming a TRB sponsor or global affiliate organization.

A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  • Safety management systems within DOTs: A state of the practice – Gabe Dadi, University of Kentucky
  • Safety management system within the Texas DOT – Samuel Salazar, Texas DOT
  • Heat stress management – Chuma Nnaji, Texas A&M University
  • Question and answer session moderated by Gabe Dadi, University of Kentucky

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the national state of practice on use of safety management systems
  • Explain how Texas DOT integrates and manages worker safety through their safety management system
  • Use new and advanced approaches to managing heat stress with DOT employees


Professional Development Hours

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

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TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.


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