Accomplishments Report 2017

Accomplishments Report 2017 15 Training Updated Quality Guidelines booklet available ATSSA’s Quality Guidelines for Temporary Traffic Control Devices and Features booklet was updated in 2017. This 30-page, pocket-size handbook helps contractors and agency personnel determine when a traffic control device has outlived its usefulness. Color photos and/or written descriptions of work zone devices illustrate three levels of device condition: acceptable, marginal and unacceptable. Described devices include signs, barricades, drums, cones, tubes, warning lights, arrow panels, changeable message signs, pavement markings, and markers. The Quality Guidelines booklet is now available for purchase online at ATSSA training is preferred roadway safety training for the nation Training toMakeWork Zones Safer ATSSA training is the nation’s most recognized and most widely accepted training by organizations and agencies across the country. For nearly 50 years, ATSSA has provided standard or customized training solutions that improve roadway safety, worker safety, and business profitability. The experience and knowledge of ATSSA instructors is unmatched in the roadway safety industry. Most have decades of roadway safety expe- rience—both in the field, and in the classroom. Pairing those instructors with an outstanding staff of professionals at ATSSA helps industry professionals to consistently stay abreast of the rapidly changing industry and provide the highest quality training at every opportunity. ATSSA master instructors focus on technical issues, review the association’s enormous portfolio of available training courses and identify new training courses for development in order to continue the top-notch training for which ATSSA is known throughout the industry. ATSSA’s training program is recognized as the most widely accepted training program in the roadway safety industry, and the program continues to grow: • 51,000 took classroom training • 43,000 obtained certifications • 5,300 students were trained online • Developed Operation and Application of TMAs Train-the-Trainer course • Trained a total of 9 new instructors – 8 CTP and 1 Master • Conducted ATSSA’s first-ever Call for Proposals for convention education • Updated Quality Guidelines • Held Instructor Meeting in conjunction with Midyear for the first time ever Leading the way in work zone safety, ATSSA developed an Operation and Application of Truck Mounted Attenuators (TMA) train-the-trainer course. The course is designed to teach students how to effectively teach TMA courses, empha- sizing skills and techniques for proper instruction. The course applies workable concepts, applications, and recommended practices in the deployment, operation, and removal of TMAs. Students are provided with all the information needed to present the four-hour ATSSA Operation and Application of TMAs course.