Specialized Training and Knowledge Transfer Practices for Employee Safety

Safety training is an important tool for (1) informing employees about workplace hazards and (2) increasing their awareness of safety controls to remove and/or minimize associated risks. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends specialized training for workers and supervisors when the workplace presents unique hazards. Workplace hazards exist for many employees within state DOT highway construction and maintenance operations, both inside and outside of active work zones. Specialized training programs and knowledge transfer strategies can help increase safety awareness and improve safety performance. The objective of this synthesis is to document state DOT practice regarding specialized safety training programs and knowledge transfer.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 56-01

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Start Date: 20240528
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01919868
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 56-01
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 28 2024 4:36PM