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Kentucky Local Technical Assistance Program - July 2, 2024

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Access Free Technical Assistance with Our Safety Circuit Rider Program

The Safety Circuit Rider for the Technology Transfer Program uses crash data to locate high-incident sites along roadways and assist communities in finding low-cost roadway safety improvements.


Adam Kirk, Safety Circuit Rider, meets with cities and counties to review the Safety Circuit Program and conduct Road Safety Assessments. This service includes working with local governments to remove fixed objects such as trees, brush, stumps, etc., and to install signage per MUTCD guidelines.

 

While the free technical assistance offered by the Safety Circuit Rider is available to every community across the Commonwealth, the program selects counties with high crash rates to focus on each year.

 

Some of the work in these Kentucky counties includes:

  • Clearing and correcting water runoff and drainage
  • Repairing shoulder drop-off and width
  • Removing fixed objects such as trees and stumps
  • Clearing vegetation around signs and intersections

 

Would your community benefit from free technical assistance?



For more information, contact Adam at adam.kirk@uky.edu.

 

To learn more about the local services the Technology Transfer Program provides, or to fill out a technical assistance request form, please click the button below.

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Learn Heavy Equipment Operator Safety with Our

Upcoming Webinar Wednesday

Chainsaws are widely used across various industries. Every year, numerous chainsaw operators and bystanders are seriously injured or killed due to chainsaw accidents that could be prevented by learning and practicing proper chainsaw safety.


This presentation will discuss chainsaw maintenance procedures, how to select and properly use PPE, and how to safely operate a chainsaw to reduce risk of injury.

Chainsaw Safety

July 10, 2024

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Webinar Wednesdays follow two informational tracks: Soft Skills & Transportation. These topics are applicable to transportation professionals and decision makers. They are approved by the Department for Local Government (DLG) for the County Elected Officials Training Incentive Program. Webinar Wednesdays are worth one professional development hour.

Become a Champion for Road Safety in Your Community

Road Safety Champions prioritize safety and are motivated to implement safety improvements that reduce fatalities and serious injuries on rural and local roads. Aspiring Road Safety Champions take core courses as well as trainings specific to their line of work.


Most Road Safety Champion Program webinars are held via Zoom from 9:00-11:00am. Road Safety Champion Program Zoom webinars are approved by the Department for Local Government (DLG) for the County Elected Officials Training Incentive Program. Webinars are worth two credit hours.

July 24

August 28

September 25

October 23

Intersection Safety

Local Road Safety Plans

Overview of Data & Tools

Countermeasures for Road Safety

Browse the program requirements on the Road Safety Champion webpage and register for upcoming webinars today.

Intersection

Safety

July 24, 2024

9:00 am - 11:00 am

More than 50 percent of fatal and injury crashes occur at or near intersections due to severe crash types like angle crashes and high-speed differentials.


This course will identify risk factors and evaluate issues at Kentucky intersections, reviewing countermeasures from low-cost improvements to long-term solutions like modern roundabouts. It will focus on all-way and two-way stop-controlled intersections common in Kentucky, but also discuss traffic signal safety.

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National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse Presents Safety Tips in New Safety Zone Podcast

The Safety Zone podcast, sponsored by the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, is a series that details safety information for workers and management for companies and organizations.


Episode 1 features Vince Hafeli discussing his personal story and stories of those left behind, giving insights into today's challenges in the industry. Vince has over 40 years of experience with a diverse background including building quality control, inspection, project management, and more.

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Boost Your Skills With Our Exciting Training Courses

Are you ready to take the next steps in your professional growth?



Our training courses are designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed. Whether you’re looking to advance your career, gain new skills, or stay updated on road safety, we have the perfect course for you.


Click on the course below to register or visit our website, www.kyt2.com

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Basic Work Zone and Flagger Qualification

Environmental Awareness

Basic Work Zone and Flagger Qualification

Americans with Disabilities Act

Work Zone Traffic Control Technician Qualification

Work Zone Traffic Control Supervisor Qualification

Handling Harassment and Violence in the Workplace

Low-Cost Roadway Safety Improvements

KEPSC Inspector Qualification

Basic Plan Reading

Environmental Awareness

KTC Research: Strengthening the Deployment of

Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) at KYTC



Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) or drones can quickly and safely perform tasks that would normally expose staff to on-the-job hazards.


UAS have been successfully integrated in bridge maintenance and inspection programs for years throughout many divisions within the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). By incorporating drones, KYTC helps to provide safer and more efficient workflows. To support these efforts, KTC research has initiated recommendations for this project, including:



  • Forming an uncrewed systems oversight committee
  • Establishing guidance and a dedicated funding stream for equipment
  • Developing and implementing training for KYTC staff to successfully pursue drone pilot licensure
  • Centralizing UAS data storage information, guidance and forms
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Keeping Rural Roads Safe: Awareness Week

Events and Tips

Rural Road Safety Awareness Week (RRSAW) will be held July 15-19, 2024, and the theme is “Life Between the Lines: Preventing Rural Roadway Departures.”

 

During RRSAW, the National Center for Rural Road Safety (NCRRS) promotes topics to raise awareness around rural road safety. With 30 people dying each day from rural roadway departure/off road crashes, The National Center for Rural Road Safety hopes to prevent future deaths through awareness by providing safety solutions that address rural road departure crashes.



RRSAW daily topics include:

  • Overview of Rural Roadway Departures
  • Speed
  • Sharp Curves
  • Weather/Road Conditions
  • Driving Behaviors


To learn more about the Rural Road Safety Awareness Week 2024, view the sneak peek webinar here.

FHWA Road Weather Spotlight Webinar: 2024 Hurricane Forecast and Solar Eclipse Impact

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Operations and the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) are hosting a bi-monthly webinar series on Road Weather Management, known as the Road Weather Spotlight Series.


Speakers include Mike McClelland from FHWA and researchers from Purdue University’s Joint Transportation Research Program, who will discuss the upcoming hurricane season and the impacts on roadway mobility observed during the Solar Eclipse.


Click on the course below to register.

2024 Hurricane Forecast and Solar Eclipse Debrief

Wednesday, July 10

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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