Traffic Control for Safer Work Zones

Dates: April 11, 2018

Meets: W from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Richmond Field Station Bldg. 445

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Description

Our one-day Traffic Control for Safer Work Zones course is designed to keep the workers and public safe during road construction and maintenance, utility work, landscaping and railway maintenance work along roadways in California. This training course is compliant with the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CAMUTCD), Cal-OSHA Sections 1598 & 1599, and California Vehicle Code Section 21400. It also incorporates the latest State and Federal guidelines.

Customization is a key feature of our Work Zone Safety Training program. Our course can be tailored to accommodate the needs of crews working on local streets, low volume roads, or high-speed facilities.

Collectively, our team of instructors has over 150 years of work zone related experience. They are all Licensed Professional Engineers who work for public agencies or as engineering and liability consultants. Many of the instructors also are active members of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the Work Area Traffic Control Handbook (WATCH), and the Caltrans 2014 CAMUTCD working team.
Click here for a detailed course outline.

Topics Include

  • Traffic control plans for various types of roadway situations encountered in cities and counties in California
  • Some instruction on proper flagging procedures
  • Legal section on work zone tort liability

What You Will Learn

By the end of the training, students will:
  • Understand the requirements to protect the driving public and work zone crew at and around construction and maintenance areas (or work zones)
  • Understand the requirements to protect the driving public and work zone crew at and around construction and maintenance areas (or work zones)
  • Be able to develop traffic control plans for work zones in accordance with state and national guidelines
  • Understand safety equipment and markings and their uses/limitations under various conditions
  • Be able to install traffic control devices for work zones to assure safety of the driving public and the work zone crew
  • Be able to safely install and remove a variety of safety equipment and markings used to control/guide traffic safely through work zones
  • Gain knowledge concerning actions to reduce risk of personal and agency liability arising from negligence in the work zone design and operation
  • Be able to use techniques, devices and equipment to safely direct vehicle movements around work zones in accordance with state and national guidelines

Who Should Attend

This training is designed for road construction and maintenance crews and their supervisors who are expected to work in and around the public street right-of-way and are responsible for the implementation of traffic safety control plans in the field. This course will also benefit traffic/civil engineers and public works inspectors who design, direct, and inspect construction and maintenance work done on public streets. Utility company workers and contractors, who frequently do maintenance work within the public street right-of-way, will also benefit from this training.

Request a Class Now

Please email workzones@techtransfer.berkeley.edu (link sends e-mail) or call 510-642-3605 to request a class today.

For More Information

About our courses and credits, see our FAQ

About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll

Note: Cancellation fee is $75. There are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. For all other classes, you may cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee less $75, provided we receive your written request to cancel at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin.

In lieu of canceling your registration, you have three additional options, you may (1) transfer your registration to another class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the full amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place. Please contact us at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we may process your request.

Or email us with your questions at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu Or call us at 510-643-4393

Warning:

Please Note:   Open Enrollment
Hours:8.00
CEUs:0.80

Richmond Field Station Bldg. 445

University of California, Berkeley
1301 South 46th Street
Richmond, CA 94804

Gordon Wang

PE, Associate Safety Engineer, Cal/OSHA ; Former Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Expert, Caltrans

Mr. Wang is a registered professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience. He served as the expert on TTC for California State DOT (Caltrans). He was in charge of the Standard Plans and Specifications for TTC Systems. He supported the California Traffic Control Devices Committee on TTC issues and adopting Part 6, Temporary Traffic Control of the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). He initiated and completed action items in the California Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). He also provided statements and depositions as the most knowledgeable person from Caltrans in legal cases involving work zone traffic accidents. Twice a year he organized Work Zone Traffic Safety Conferences between Caltrans, Flasher Barricade Association (FBA) and UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies Tech Transfer Program (Tech Transfer). They were platforms for hundreds of regulators, professionals, educators, and industry experts to meet, to learn and to discuss TTC & work zone safety. Recently he transferred to Cal/OSHA in order to gain expertise in safety, enforcement and legal proceedings. Currently, he is serving as board members at Maintenance Superintendent Association (MSA) and FBA.

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