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HEALTH & SAFETY SECTION
Road & Transportation Builders
Association's Transportation
Development Foundation
(ARTBA-TDF), joined forces to
launch the landmark Safety
Certification for Transportation
Project Professionals™ (SCTPP)
program. In May 2017, NAPA
endorsed the program.
Anchored by a comprehensive
website - www.puttingsafetyfirst.
org - the program's goal is clear:
to significantly boost the hazard
awareness and risk management
skills of all transportation project
professionals who are in positions
of influence through day-to-day
oversight - from project inception
through completion - to cause a
decline in safety incidents.
"I think one of the main benefits
of this program is it gives so many
people the opportunity to get the
certification," said Walls. "The
target audience is an extremely
large group of people. This isn't a
program that's project-specific; this
is a program for the entire industry."

Scope of the Public
Health Problem

Training for Safety
"Ensuring that our project
sites are the safest possible
environments for all who work in
and travel adjacent to or through
them can't just be the safety
director's job," said Zachry. "There
are no safety 'accidents.' There are
safety incidents. And we need to
do our best to prevent them. It is
our moral obligation and a good
business practice.
"Our goal, collectively working
through ARTBA's Foundation, is
to cause a demonstrable reduction
in the number of deaths and
injuries that occur on and around
transportation project sites each
year," he added. "We believe we can
do that if all of the key decisionmakers, from project inception
through completion, have safety
top of mind. This program will
identify and reward those who
have demonstrated competency in
this critical management area."
Zachry noted that, over the long
term, the program is also intended
to create a "safety benchmark"
for all future civil engineering
and construction management
program graduates who are
interested in employment with
industry-leading firms.

Certification Commission &
Program Development

Nearly 50,000 people are injured
or die in and around U.S.
transportation infrastructure
projects each year, according to
the FHWA. The cost of these tragic
incidences - to families and
employers - is staggering.
A few years back, industry
leaders decided that status quo
safety performance wasn't doing
enough to reduce this terrible toll.
David Zachry, CEO of
Zachry Corp. in San Antonio,
was a driving force behind
the SCTPP's creation.

An independent certification
commission, co-chaired by Walls
and Myers, was established to
guide the implementation of the
program. Commissioners provide
leadership, governance, and
ongoing oversight going forward.
Seven other leaders from the
transportation project planning,
design and materials sectors,
government, organized labor, and
trucking and insurance industries
joined them as commissioners.
The development of the program
was the culmination of years of
work by ARTBA's senior executive
team and directed by ARTBA's
safety professionals, who have
more than 75 years of combined

experience. They have helped
manage the direct delivery of safety
training to more than 100,000
industry workers in recent years.
ARTBA-TDF also engaged
Professional Testing Inc. (PTI),
an internationally recognized
consulting firm specializing in
helping industries and government
agencies develop and manage
effective, fair, valid, reliable and
legally defensible assessment
and evaluation services. With
PTI's help, the SCTPP program
has been designed to meet the
rigorous protocols required for
accreditation by the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI)
and the International Organization
for Standardization's ISO/IEC 17024:
Conformity Assessment: General
Requirements for Bodies Operating
Certification of Persons.
A crew of top safety professionals
- known as subject matter
experts, or SMEs - from leading
industry firms, public agencies, and
academia devoted weeks of time at
ARTBA's offices and via conference
calls to shape the program's
scope and craft the questions
for the certification exam.

Certification Test

The 2.5-hour test includes up to
120 multiple-choice questions that
probe knowledge in assessing project
risks, creating project safety plans,
implementing and conducting
ongoing evaluations of site-specific
operational safety plans, and
conducting incident investigations.
Earning the SCTPP credential
shows employers and peers that
individuals have the professional
core competencies necessary to
identify common hazards found on
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017

President’s Perspective
Industry News
Back to Basics: The Next Steps
Training for Safety
OSHA’s Silica Rule
How to Improve Safety Climate
Beyond the Horizon
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - President’s Perspective
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - Industry News
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - Training for Safety
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - OSHA’s Silica Rule
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