Work Zone Safety Training - National Safety Council

Work Zone Safety Training

As the leading organization in Roadway Safety Training, National Safety Council has developed life-saving Temporary Traffic Control Work Zone Trainings. Based on the Federal Highway Administration's MUTCD guidelines and the American National Standards Institute requirements, these courses provide hands-on interactive activities that help individuals learn to do their job safely.  

With the growing infrastructure across the county, roadways are added, updated and changed every day. The need for safe work zones has never been more important for both workers and drivers. NSC has three Work Zone training courses – Flagger, Technician, and Supervisor – all of which help create a safe environment in Temporary Traffic Control Work Zones for workers and roadway users.

Flagger - The NSC Work Zone Flagger Program teaches roadway personnel how to provide safe passage of traffic through and around Temporary Traffic Control Work Zones. This course is essential for workers required to conduct flagging operations as a part of their job. 

Participants will learn:

  • Key flagging procedures
  • Critical do’s and don’ts for flaggers
  • How to keep themselves, roadway users, and their crew safe

Technician This is a one-day introductory course that provides technical training designed directly for roadway personnel to learn to safely construct and manage the logistics of a Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Work Zone. Participants will be taught concepts and techniques on how to install, modify, maintain and/or remove Temporary Traffic Control Work Zones.  

This course was designed to be exceedingly engaging and experiential with hands-on activities that represent real-life scenarios. The activities are highly interactive for participants to learn skills to help manage a Work Zone.  

Participants will learn:

  • Practices to allow for safety for all users are workers in work zones 
  • How to install, modify and/or remove TTCs
  • An understanding of the MUTCD and how to implement its guidelines

Supervisor – This two-day course prepares Work Zone Supervisors to interpret, adapt and implement Traffic Control Plans. It focuses on specific job responsibilities and covers information in parts I, V, and VI of the Federal Highway Administration's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). 

This course is essential for anyone with experience working in a Temporary Traffic Control Work Zone, and project engineers who want to understand requirements imposed on worksite supervisors. Participants will gain the skills and knowledge to interpret, verify the accuracy of, and implement a safe Traffic Control Plan (TCP).

Participants will learn:

  • Interpret and implement critical MUTCD guidelines
  • Ensure work zones are safe and accurate
  • How to design work zones that are safe for workers and roadway users