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Work Zone Safety Training

As the leader in roadway safety training, NSC has developed life-saving temporary traffic control work zone training. Based on Federal Highway Administration  Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) guidelines and American National Standards Institute requirements, these courses provide hands-on activities that help individuals do their job safely. NSC offers training options for work zone flagger, technician and supervisor.


Flagger

Thousands of miles of roadways are being built and updated every day. Flaggers play an essential role in all roadway construction projects by helping keep drivers, roadway users and construction crews safe. 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:Train Your Staff to Be:
● Key flagging procedures
● Critical do’s and don’ts for flaggers
● How to keep themselves and their crew safe
● An authorized flagger instructor
● A flagger at an NSC location or Chapter
● A flagger at your facility 



Work Zone Technician

This introductory course provides technical training for roadway personnel to learn to safely construct and manage the logistics of a temporary traffic control (TTC) work zone, allowing for the safe movement of all traffic. This course is designed to be engaging and experiential, with hands-on activities that represent real-life scenarios in a TTC work zone.

Participants will Learn:Train Your Staff to Be:
● Practices to protect everyone in work zones
● To install, modify or remove TTCs
● How to implement MUTCD guidelines
● An authorized technician instructor
● A technician at an NSC location or Chapter
● A technician at your facility 


Supervisor

Creating a safe work zone for workers and drivers starts with those in charge of planning and implementing work zone logistics. The 2-day NSC Work Zone Supervisor program prepares supervisors to interpret, adapt and implement a traffic control plan (TCP). It focuses on specific job responsibilities and covers information in parts I, V and VI of the Federal Highway Administration 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 learn to interpret, verify the accuracy of and implement a safe traffic control plan.

Participants will Learn:Train Your Staff to Be:
● To interpret, implement MUTCD guidelines
● To ensure work zones are safe and accurate
● To design safe work zones for all road users
● An authorized supervisor instructor
● A supervisor at an NSC location or Chapter
● A supervisor at your facility 



Most states have stiff penalties for traffic violations in a work zone, but the injury and death toll still is too high. Learn more about work zone injury data and statistics from NSC Injury Facts.