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  • What's New with T2?

    We're Hiring! The T2 Center is recruiting for another Circuit Rider (part-time Training and Development Specialist). See the job posting at the State of Oregon employment page. Applications close June 29th.

    Help Steer the Course. We have two volunteer openings on our steering committee -- one for a city representative and one for a tribal representative. Time commitment is minimal with no more than two 2-hour meetings per year. For more information, contact Rebekah Jacobson at 503-986-2854. We'd love to have you!

    Roads Scholar Program Heating Up. We are currently scheduling a number of RS-1, RS-2, RS-3, and RS-4 classes on the Western side of the state for Fall 2015. Keep an eye on our Roads Scholar page for dates and registration information.

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THE T2 CENTER NEWSLETTER 

Current Newsletter

The Spring 2015 edition of the Oregon Roads Newsletter is now available.  Read about TIM training in Oregon, a handy gadget that let's you see at a glance if a wheel is loose, our latest Roads Scholar graduates, and much more.

Don't forget that our newsletter is now paperless. To receive the Oregon Roads Newsletter, send us your contact information using the link below.
  

THE T2 LENDING LIBRARY

Need a boost in your training program? Out of ideas? We have a well stocked library of training and safety videos on a wide range of subjects, as well as a publication library of reference materials and CDs. All public agencies within Oregon are welcome to use this free service; your only cost is for postage to return borrowed items. Visit our lending library page for more information.

NEW PUBLICATIONS AND CDs

Guidelines on Ensuring Positive Guidance in Work Zones
This document describes the importance of ensuring good positive guidance when implementing a work zone traffic control plan. Four key concepts are emphasized: ensuring that all driver information needs are met to allow them to navigate safely through the work zone, standardizing the information provided to drivers to meet their expectations, ensuring that information is spread out through the approach and work area to avoid driver overload, and ensuring that all work zone hazards are identifiable and visible to the motorist.
 
Guidelines on Motorcycle and Bicycle Work Zone Safety
This document describes work zone conditions that can cause safety concerns for motorcyclists and bicyclists. The document offers recommended practices and describes effective strategies and techniques that can be used to help mitigate those concerns. The documents addresses the types of hazards, degradations in roadway pavement surface quality, degradations in pavement friction, pavement discontinuities and abrupt elevation changes, degradations in roadway geometrics, and methods of improving motorcycle and bicycle safety in work zones.
   
Guidance on the Use of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices
Automated flagger assistance devices (AFADs) are mechanically operated temporary traffic control devices that function under the same operational principles as traditional flagging. AFADs are considered a safety enhancement because they minimize flaggers' direct exposure to traffic by allowing them to control the flagging device from an area away from traffic, such as behind a guardrail. As a result, the AFAD increases worker safety compared to traditional flagging methods

Pedestrian Checklist and Considerations for Temporary Traffic Control Zones
Designers, construction engineers, policy-makers, traffic control plan developers, inspectors, and contractors will find this detailed checklist invaluable for determining and accommodating the requirements of pedestrians in work zones, including specific ADA requirements for pedestrian routes.
 
 Work Zone Safety: Temporary Traffic Control for Maintenance Operations;
Roadway maintenance activities occur in close proximity to traffic, creating a potentially dangerous environment for workers, drivers, and incident responders. In many such cases, a Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Zone will be needed to both protect workers and incident responders as well as to allow for the safe and efficient movement of road users through or around TTC Zones. There are seven fundamental principles for TTC Zones that should be taken into account on every maintenance project, regardless of size or duration.
 
 
QUESTIONS? Contact us! (503) 986-2855 or by email
  • - Public Agency Work Zone Traffic Control (Flagging)
  • - Defensive Driving
  • - Safe Forklift Operation (refresher)
  • - Forklift Operator Training (initial certification)
  • - HazMat Awareness
  • - Sleep Deprivation
  • - Work Zone Integrity
  • - Pre-trip Inspection
  • - Equipment Tie-down
  • - Drug and Alcohol Awareness for CDL Holders
  • - Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Supervisors
  • - Emergency Bridge Assessment
  • - Hearing Protection
We will bring them right to your agency and supply all of the class materials. All you have to do is have the required minimum number of people for the class and a place to hold it.

Click here to view a printable brochure on the Circuit Rider classes offered. Click on Training Calendar to view current classes scheduled. 

If you do not have enough people to fill a class, you may be able to join in on one being hosted by another agency or host one yourself and we can advertise the class in order to fill it.
Call us at (503) 986-2855 to schedule a class.
 
 

ROADS SCHOLAR TRAINING 

  • We are currently scheduling the following classes on the Western side of the state for Fall 2015.
    RS-1: "Basics of a Good Road"
  • RS-2: "Drainage, Key to Roads that Last
  • RS-3: "Paving Materials"
  • RS-4: "Environmental BMPs 1"

  • Click here to go to our Road Scholar page for more information and class schedules. 
 

PARTNERSHIP TRAINING

Scholarships for tuition to Oregon APWA training events are available!  Click here Click here for more information about the APWA scholarship program and requirements or contact the Oregon APWA at (541) 994-3201 or by email for scholarship requirements and requests.
 
The following classes are coming in 2015: 
 
Fall Street Maintenance & Collection System School -
October 6-8, 2015
Seaside Convention Center, Seaside

Public Works Leadership -
October 27-30, 2015
Surfsand Resort, Cannon Beach
 
Public Works Essentials -
December 8-11, 2015
Holiday Inn, Wilsonville