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This in-person, interactive training workshop will cover the primary principles of Roadway Work Zone Safety. The content will be based on US and international standards as well as the hands-on experience of the course instructors. The workshop is addressed at highway agency executives, risk managers, occupational safety & health professionals, and private sector contractors. The main topics of the workshop include funding, contracts, and authority for work zones; roadway work zone elements and components; training for workers and supervisors; planning and implementation of work zones; maintenance and demobilization of work zones; preventing struck-by and runover/backover incidents; and safety for workers and the public.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the many elements required for safe and effective work zones
  • Recognize the main components of work zones
  • Recognize and control risk at each stage of the work zone life cycle
  • the need for training each member of the work zone team
  • Knowledge of the most up-to-date techniques of work zone management
  • Protect vulnerable road users as they move to, through, and away from work zones
  • Appreciate new and upcoming work zone technologies

Target Audience

  • Road Safety Professionals
  • Highway Engineers and Managers
  • Federal and State Road Safety Agencies
  • Project Implementation Units
  • Private Consultants & Contractors

Tuesday – Thursday (8:30 AM– 4:00 PM US EST); Friday (8:30 AM-11:00 AM)

View the IRF Roadway Work Zone Safety schedule & directory.

Chip Darius, MA
Consultant & Roadway Safety Expert

Chip Darius, MA, is a safety & health consultant and roadway safety expert with over 30 years of experience. He provides training and consulting in the areas of work zone safety, risk management, and occupational safety & health to client organizations in general industry, construction, utilities, and emergency response agencies. He frequently serves as an expert witness in legal matters regarding catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Chip has been an Instructor for the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Training Institute Region 1 Education Center for 20 years, teaching regulatory compliance programs. He is a member of the US Centers for Disease Control National Occupational Research Agenda workgroup on Preventing Struck-by Injuries and Fatalities, and has served as a member of consensus standards committees for ISO, ANSI, NFSI, NFPA and ASTM. He has presented at multiple IRF training programs, and at other international and national conferences. Chip holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Connecticut, is a certified Temporary Traffic Control Zones Supervisor, and holds multiple certifications and certificates in the fields of work zone safety and occupational safety & health.

Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria

Address: 801 North Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 USA



July 19
July 22
Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria
801 North Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA United States

+1 703 535 1001
Event Type:
REGISTRATION (hotel accommodation not included)

IRF Members: $2,000

Non Members: $2,500

IFIs, SARF, Canadian/ US State DOTs & City Officials: $1,800

For groups for 3 or more please contact Magid Elabyad: melabyad@irf.global for additional group discounts.

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Magid Elabyad
+1 703 535 1001

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