January 7-11, 2018
Washington, D.C.
TRB 97th Annual Meeting
161

Reducing Highway Worker Exposure and Maximizing Return on Investment for Worker Safety Strategies

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center
Keith Robinson, California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS), presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Landscape and Environmental Design; and Standing Committee on Roadside Maintenance Operations

The objective of this workshop is to identify how state departments of transportation (DOTs) use highway worker safety and health data to implement policies and practices that reduce injuries and fatalities and manage risk. Attendees will prioritize the activities needed to more fully implement DOT policies and practices that manage highway worker exposure and reduce the economic impacts of risk-reduction strategies. The workshop is based on NCHRP Synthesis 509, which provides assistance in understanding current safety strategies.

NCHRP Synthesis 20-05/Topic 47-16: Highway Worker Safety
John Gambatese, Oregon State University; David Hurwitz, Oregon State University

This presentation will focus on NCHRP Synthesis 509; Highway Worker Safety and the research question, Are there examples of current or recent data driven worker safety programs that have been implemented by state DOTs?

Welcome and Introductions
Keith Robinson, California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)

 

Background & Data
John Gambatese, Oregon State University

 

Available Local Data Sources
Keith Robinson, California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS); John Gambatese, Oregon State University; David Hurwitz, Oregon State University

 

Survey
John Gambatese, Oregon State University

 

Data Practices and Uses
Keith Robinson, California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS); John Gambatese, Oregon State University; David Hurwitz, Oregon State University

 

Case Studies
David Hurwitz, Oregon State University

 

Signature Local Programs & Performance Measures and Best Practices
Keith Robinson, California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS); John Gambatese, Oregon State University; David Hurwitz, Oregon State University

 

Thank You
Keith Robinson, California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)