Online Flagger Training
Being a flagger is the most important job on the work site. Careless use of the sign of distraction from duty could cause serious injury to workers or the motoring public. Performing flagger duties diligently can prevent traffic incidents in the work area. Need a refresher? The following websites provide resources and training on performing flagger duties.
National Highway Institute (NHI)
NHI, which serves as the training arm of the Federal Highway Administration, offers a variety of transportation-specific online training programs. At this time, NHI online courses are FREE. NHI courses are geared toward transportation professionals at all levels, and explore topics including:
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
ITE's Online Learning Gateway offers transportation professionals the opportunity to earn professional development hours and to gain current, relevant training. ITE's online courses are primarily geared toward an audience of transportation practitioners, designers, and planners. Costs vary, and are lower for ITE members. Courses are available online at any time. ITE's courses cover pedestrian facility design, site impact analysis, capacity analysis at signalized intersections, safety analysis at signalized intersections, and traffic signal needs determinations.
American Public Works Association (APWA)
APWA schedules live online training sessions, which are archived and available for later purchase. Training programs are geared toward public works personnel and are often appropriate for group and departmental training. APWA categorizes its online training under "Click, Listen, and Learn Programs" or "Web-Based Training." Most programs are two-hours. Prices vary and are lower for APWA members. Topics include:
Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE)
CITE provides more than 30 online courses providing advanced transportation training for transportation technicians and professionals. CITE also offers online certificate programs in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Project Management, ITS Systems, and Traffic Engineering & Operations. Topics include:
Roadside Design Guide, NHI Course # 380032C
This web-based course is approximately 14 hours long and is available anytime, 24 hrs, 365 days a year via the internet. The cost for non-FHWA employees is $230 per participant and includes a copy of the AASHTO “Roadside Design Guide.” Emphasis is on current highway agency policies and practices. Participants must register online at http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/registerdl.asp
Colorado Department or Personnel & Administration, Division of Human Resources online training on topics such as preventing back injuries, repetitive motion injuries, confined space, workplace violence, hazard communication, hearing protection, Lockout-Tagout, and more. http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/dhr/risk/onlinetrain.htm
The Texas Engineering Extension Service's "Domestic Preparedness Campus" is offering free online courses on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) awareness and incidents. You can also learn what to do if you witness an overturned tanker truck which is good for any highway department employee to know. You have to sign in to get the course descriptions and details for enrolling. Here are the classes offered: WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders, Basic Public Works Concepts for WMD Incidents, Basic EMS Concepts for WMD Incidents. http://www.teexwmdcampus.com/
Forklift Operation and Safety, Hazard Communication, Personal Protection Equipment, Back Safety, plus links to free training programs developed by other organizations. http://www.free-training.com/