Traffic Control for Safer Work Zones

Dates: October 10, 2019

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

Location: Ventura Moose Lodge 1394

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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.

Hours:0.80

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)Standard fee$ 295.00
Course Fee (Alternate)CA Public Agency$ 150.00
Course Fee (Alternate)CA Contractors & Consultants$ 195.00

Ventura Moose Lodge 1394

Ventura Moose Lodge 1394
10269 Telephone Road
Ventura, CA 93004
Ph: 805.647.4368

Adolfo Ozaeta

PE, TE, City Traffic Engineer, Department of Public Works, City of Westminster

Adolfo Ozaeta has 20 years of professional engineering and management experience in the private and public sector. At Westminster, Mr. Ozaeta is responsible for the City's Intelligent Transportation Systems Program, Traffic Management Center, and Parking Management System. Additionally, he oversees transportation policy and planning, environmental impact analysis, traffic signal operations, traffic engineering, special event management, transit planning and operations, and transportation safety. He is responsible for overseeing the City's Mobility Element and Active Transportation Plan. Mr. Ozaeta is the City's lead grant writer and legal expert on matters related to traffic/transportation engineering. Mr. Ozaeta is an authoring member of the Work Area Traffic Control Handbook (WATCH). He is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer and Registered Professional Traffic Engineer in the State of California.

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