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Construction Roadway Temporary Traffic Control

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1926.203

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This online training course is designed to promote worker safety in roadway work zones. Course content includes key regulations, fundamental principles of temporary traffic control (TTC), and the key components of a TTC zone. It also details safety responsibilities for employers, employees, and roadway users for both public and private roads.

Roadway work zones put construction workers at risk for serious or fatal injuries. Construction activities typically interrupt the normal flow of traffic and require roadway worker safety training to keep workers, drivers, and passers-by safe while in the work zone. Construction worker and roadway flagger safety are covered in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), as well as OSHA 29 CFR 1926.203 standards. With an average of over 120 work-related deaths occurring at road construction sites each year, this MUTCD traffic control training is critically important.

This course is for:
This traffic worker safety course is designed for any construction employee who works in or near a roadway construction work zone. Safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives. This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for construction roadway temporary traffic control training.

Case Study: A 47-year-old Tennessee Department of Transportation worker died after he was hit by a car that entered a roadway work zone. He and a coworker had been installing reflectors on a guardrail in the center divider of an interstate highway. The road crew had placed a traffic sign 1,000 feet from the work area in both directions of travel. Working along the road-facing side of the guardrail, the team installed the reflectors every 12.5 feet. At one point, one of the men noticed an oncoming car and yelled to his partner to get out of the way. His partner did not respond quickly enough and was hit by the car. He was then thrown over the guardrail into a 200-foot-wide ravine running along the median divider. Emergency responders were called. When they arrived, the worker was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver did not stop, but was apprehended later. He stated that he had fallen asleep at the wheel just before the accident.

Key Takeaway: Although it is not possible to predict erratic driver behavior, this death may have been avoided had the workers been working away from moving traffic, on the median side of the guardrail. Employers must train their employees about smart working habits and on-the-job safety measures, and employees must also practice stay-safe work approaches. Finally, roadway users - and that includes most of us - must always respect the presence of roadway workers by staying aware of roadway conditions and slowing down as needed.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This online training course details standards found in OSHA 29 CFR 1926.203 and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

What You'll Learn

    Why Are Regulations Important?
  • Key Regulations
  • Statistics
  • Definitions
  • Safety Responsibilities:
    • Employers
    • Employees
    • Roadway Users
    Fundamental Principles of Temporary Traffic Control (TTC)
  • TTC Principle 1: Plan Ahead
  • TTC Principle 2: Ensure Traffic Flow
  • TTC Principle 3: Clearly Guide Roadway Users
  • TTC Principle 4: Routinely Inspect Traffic Control Devices
  • TTC Principle 5: Maintain Roadside Safety
  • TTC Principle 6: Provide Appropriate Training
  • TTC Principle 7: Maintain Good Public Relations
  • TTC Principle 8: Add and Remove TTC Devices on a Timely Basis
    Key Components of a TTC Zone
  • The Advance Warning Area
  • Advance Warning Area: Freeways and Urban Roadways
  • Advance Warning Area: Rural Roadways
  • The Transition Area
  • The Activity Area
  • The Activity Area: Longitudinal Buffer Space
  • The Activity Area: Lateral Buffer Space
  • Termination Area
    The Roadway Taper
  • Types of Tapers
  • Determining Taper Length
    The TTC Plan
  • MUTCD Typical Applications
  • Using the Typical Applications
  • Other considerations
  • Qualifications for Flaggers
  • High-visibility Safety Apparel for Flaggers
  • The STOP-SLOW Paddle
  • Automated Flagger Assistance Devices
  • Hand-Signaling with a STOP-SLOW Paddle
  • Hand-Signaling with a Flag
  • Flagger Stations
    Devices Used in the TTC Zone
  • Signs
  • Portable and Changeable Message Signs
  • Arrow Displays
  • Channelizing Devices
  • Pavement Markings
  • Other Devices Used in the TTC Zone
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as the ones presented throughout the course of temporary traffic control during roadway construction.

To ensure compliance with MUTCD traffic control training, safety training must be conducted whenever necessary to ensure the workplace is free from hazard, per OSHA's general duty clause. This temporary traffic control for road construction training meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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Eloy G Verified
Construction Roadway Temporary Traffic Control

I work in construction and was having trouble understanding the rules and regulations regarding TTC here in Texas, but after taking this course, things are much clearer.

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Construction Roadway Temporary Traffic Control

It was an excellent course.

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Construction Roadway Temporary Traffic Control

Course was well organized and informative.

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Construction Roadway Temporary Traffic Control

This course was very useful and helpful. I look forward to utilizing this certification to further my career.

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Construction Roadway Temporary Traffic Control

Very well explained and everyone should be aware.



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