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ATSSA Minimizing Worker Exposure Through Positive Protection

  • Feb 6, 2020 (9:00 - 5:00 pm CT; 8:00 - 4:00 pm MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)
  • Feb 7, 2020 (9:00 - 12:00 pm CT; 8:00 - 11:00 am MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


DEADLINE: Friday, January 17, 2020

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The above opportunity and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).


In an effort to support the FHWA Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule that applies to all State and Local Governments receiving Federal-aid highway funding (reference 23 CFR 630 Subpart J), we are pleased to offer the ATSSA Minimizing Worker Exposure In Highway Work Zones Through The Use Of Positive Protection And Other Strategies (PP) course.

This course covers issues related to the application of positive protection devices in highway work zones. A review of standards and specific guidance on when and where to use positive protection devices will be discussed in some detail. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of positive protection devices and their features
  • Recognize design principles and concepts and how they relate to potential field issues
  • Identify the characteristics of projects that are most suited for consideration of positive protection devices
  • Recognize the components of the Work Zone Rule (Subpart K)
  • Understand how installation and removal of positive protection devices affects constructability and safety
  • Use an assessment tool to provide insights into whether positive protection should or should not be used
  • Describe alternative exposure control methods

There will be an exam at the end of the day with approximately one hour to complete.

This is not a certification class; ATSSA will issue certificates of completion.


Tim Luttrell, ATSSA Master Trainer, is a Senior Transportation Engineer with Leidos and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee and the District of Columbia. He currently manages contracts with FHWA on work zone safety, is an ATSSA Master Instructor under the Work Zone Safety Grant Program, and performs traffic studies and design for the Army Corps of Engineers and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

Target Audience

Personnel involved in the development, design, implementation, operation, inspection, and enforcement of work zone related transportation management and traffic control. This includes design engineers, traffic operations, data collection staff, safety personnel, construction project staff, maintenance staff, consultant engineers working for DOTs on state projects, and contractor and utility staff. This may also include executive-level decision-makers, policy makers, senior managers, information officers, and law enforcement and incident responders.

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