Specialized Safety Training and Tracking for KYTC Construction and Maintenance Personnel

In the scope of occupational safety and health, training is an important tool for informing employees of workplace hazards and increasing their awareness of safety controls to remove and/or minimize associated risks. According to OSHA-recommended practices for safety and health programs, specialized training is necessary for workers and supervisors when the workplace presents unique hazards. Minimal attention has been given to specialized training programs for the highway construction and maintenance sector. There is also a notable lack of training resources highway construction and maintenance crews can use in their work scope. This indicates an urgent need for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to develop a specialized training program for highway construction and maintenance employees that is specific to their work scope and addresses safety issues that beyond those covered in the OSHA 10-hour course. Identifying needs and development of the program will be done in cooperation with the crews. The final product will be a specialized safety training program with recommendations for implementation, evaluation, and tracking.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $200000
    • Contract Numbers:

      KYSPR 21-608

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Horseman, Martha

      Dadi, Gabe

    • Start Date: 20200200
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200220
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01751322
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: KYSPR 21-608
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 3 2020 2:47PM