OSHA Construction Roadway Temporary Traffic Control Safety

This course covers temporary traffic control during roadway construction for both public roads and private roads that are open to public travel.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
English
Course Length: 2 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Why Are Regulations Important?
  • Fundamental Principles of Temporary Traffic Control (TTC)
  • Key Components of a TTC Zone
  • The Roadway Taper
  • The TTC Plan
  • Flaggers
  • Devices Used in the TTC Zone

Course Description

Section 6 of the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) covers temporary traffic control (TTC) during roadway construction. Its rules cover both public roads and private roads that are open to public travel. A person who is given the responsibility of selecting, placing, and maintaining the devices used for temporary traffic control must have training in proper temporary traffic control principles and practices.

The Construction Roadway Temporary Traffic Control course consists of content, audio, graphics, self check questions and a final exam.

Course Outline

OSHA Construction Roadway Temporary Traffic Control Safety Course Outline

About This Course

Course Objectives

Why Are Regulations Important?

  • Key Regulations
  • Statistics
  • Definitions
  • Safety Responsibilities: Employers
  • Safety Responsibilities: Employees
  • Safety Responsibilities: Roadway Users

Fundamental Principles of Temporary Traffic Control (TTC)

  • TTC Principle 1: Plan Ahead
  • TTC Principle 2: Ensure Traffic Flow
  • TTC Principle 3: Clearly Guide Roadway Users
  • TTC Principle 4: Routinely Inspect Traffic Control Devices
  • TTC Principle 5: Maintain Roadside Safety
  • TTC Principle 6: Provide Appropriate Training
  • TTC Principle 7: Maintain Good Public Relations
  • TTC Principle 8: Add and Remove TTC Devices on a Timely Basis

Key Components of a TTC Zone

  • The Advance Warning Area
  • Advance Warning Area: Freeways and Urban Roadways
  • Advance Warning Area: Rural Roadways
  • The Transition Area
  • The Activity Area
  • The Activity Area: Longitudinal Buffer Space
  • The Activity Area: Lateral Buffer Space
  • Termination Area

The Roadway Taper

  • Types of Tapers
  • Determining Taper Length

The TTC Plan

  • MUTCD Typical Applications
  • Using the Typical Applications
  • Other considerations

Flaggers

  • Qualifications for Flaggers
  • High-visibility Safety Apparel for Flaggers
  • The STOP-SLOW Paddle
  • Automated Flagger Assistance Devices
  • Hand-Signaling with a STOP-SLOW Paddle
  • Hand-Signaling with a Flag
  • Flagger Stations

Devices Used in the TTC Zone

  • Signs
  • Portable and Changeable Message Signs
  • Arrow Displays
  • Channelizing Devices
  • Pavement Markings
  • Other Devices Used in the TTC Zone

Summary

Additional Resources

Exam

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take this training?

OSHA requires construction employers to provide safety training to each individual working in a roadway construction work zone.

How often is retraining or recertification required?

OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:

(a) Each employer –

(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.

A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer’s industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.

What are the governing regulations?

This online course satisfies the training and retraining requirements for the OSHA 29 CFR § 1926.203 Standards in conjunction with the published standards of the “Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices” or “MUTCD”.

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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