THE T2 CENTER NEWSLETTER
The Fall/Winter double feature edition of the Oregon Roads Newsletter is now available. Read about High Friction Surface Treatment Reduces Crashes at Crash-prone Areas, In Harms Way, Personnel Changes, Winter Maintenance Resources, what training is coming up, and much more. Click on the newsletter header picture above to read this issue in online format or click on the newsletter link below to access this and many other past issues of T2's Oregon Roads Newsletter in a printable PDF format.
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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 and DVDs 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.
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
Did you know that the T2 Center offers free training classes for public works agencies and their crews? 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 of people for the class and a place to have it. Click on General Training Sessions to view Circuit Rider classes offered, a printable brochure. You can also view our other training programs by clicking on Roads Scholar Training or Partnership Training links. Click on Training Calendar to view current classes scheduled. If you do not have enough people to host 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. To do so, follow these simple steps: 1. View our Training Calendar and pick a class you would like to join 2. Call us at (503) 986-2855 to see if there is room to join the class
1. Call us at (503) 986-2855 to schedule a class
2. Help us get the word out for agencies around you to register employees for the class
ROADS SCHOLAR TRAINING
We are currently working on scheduling the following classes around the state for this Spring:
RS-9: "Maintenance Mathematics"
RS-10: "Introduction to Survey and Grade Checking"
RS-1: "Basics of a Good Road"
RS-2: "Drainage - Key to Roads that Last"
We hope to have the schedule wrapped up by the end of March, so check out our Roads Scholar Page then to see the dates and locations of upcoming classes and to register.
Also, RS-9 Maintenance Math
and RS-10 Introduction to Survey and Grade Checking
will be offered
at the Spring School
at the Riverhouse in Bend, April 7-9, 2015.
RS-16 Emergency Preparedness and Response
class will also be offered at the Spring School
to be held at The Riverhouse in Bend, April 7-9, 2015. Attendance is limited to 40 pre-registered* students with preference given to those who have attained their Roads Scholar Level 1 certification. To pre-register for RS-16, please contact Linda Milligan by phone at 503-986-2855 or send an e-mail.
Please include your full name, agency, and phone and email contact information.
* Note: You will need to pre-register with the T2 Center to attend the Roads Scholar Level 2 class, and you must still register with the APWA to attend the school.
Click on Current Roads Scholar Class Schedule for registration and location information.
Roads Scholar Brochure
Scholarships for tuition to Oregon APWA training events are available! 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 to request a scholarship.
The following classes are coming in 2015:
Public Works Developing Leader -
March 10-13, 2015
Mount Bachelor Village, Bend
Spring Street Maintenance & Collection System School -
April 7-9, 2015
The Riverhouse, Bend
Don't miss these great training opportunities!
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