Work Zone Safety Training
The Technology Transfer Program offers several options for work zone safety training to meet the dynamic needs of those constructing and maintaining roads in California. Four streamlined one-day courses on traffic control and a four-hour workshop for flagger training are available on request for delivery at your agency's location. Agencies may select one course or a combination of courses to meet specific safety training needs.
All training courses incorporate the latest State and Federal guidelines and are available to cities, counties, state and federal agencies, utility companies and private contractors. Customization is a key feature of the Work Zone Safety Training program — each course can be tailored to accommodate the different needs of crews working on local streets, low volume roads, or high-speed facilities. Furthermore, your agency or company can host a class exclusively for your own work crews, or coordinate with neighbors for further savings. The chart below describes training course options and includes links for detailed course outlines and more information about each option.
Collectively, our team of instructors has over 150 years of work
zone related experience and has trained thousands of workers in
Two of our instructors, Dave Royer and Temo Galvez, are active members of the WATCH Committee. The WATCH Committee is an Administrative Committee of Public Works Standards, Inc (PWSI), made up of Traffic and Civil Engineers, Engineering Consultants and individuals who instruct agency and contractor personnel on work area traffic control. The Committee reviews and evaluates changes to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and produces a new edition of the Work Area Traffic Control Handbook (WATCH) every three years, or after California adopts each new edition of the MUTCD. These pocket-sized publications comply with the California MUTCD and are specifically geared toward local agency use. All students receive a copy of the WATCH. For more information visit WATCH.
|Traffic Control for Safer Work Zones |
|Flagging at Work Zones (TS-02)|
Areas (with Flagger Cards)
| Urban Areas (1) |
| Urban Areas (with Flagger Cards) (2) |
|Urban Areas and Rural Areas
|Flagging Only |
|Detailed Course Outline||
|Traffic Control Plans||6 plans for low traffic volumes||9 plans for high traffic volumes||6 plans for high traffic volumes||12 plans for low and high traffic volumes||None|
|Flagging Procedures||Extensive instruction||Video and basic instruction||Extensive instruction||Video only||Extensive Instruction|
|Flagger Cards||Yes||No (3)||Yes||No (3)||Yes|
|Work Zone Tort Liability||Video with |
|Video with |
|Video with |
|Length||8 hours on one day||4 hours on |
|Cost||$2,000 or $3,995(4)||$1,800 or $2,695 (5)|
Tech Transfer provides Cal-OSHA-compliant work zone safety training for your work zone crew at your location, on request. We offer four convenient one-day course options to best suit your needs. All of the courses cover the basics of work zone traffic control, and each course focuses on a different road volume situation: rural, urban, or rural/urban combined.
The level of flagger training included in each option varies, as well. The options that focus on flagger training issue Flagger Cards, which are wallet-size cards certifying attendance at flagger training that meets CAL-OSHA requirements. This proof of training is needed when assigning crews to perform flagging functions on public roads.
The descriptions below provide a more detailed explanation of the specific content included in each course option.
By the end of the training, the student will:
The safety of the public and your work zone crew is a top priority. Learn how to set up and operate flagging stations that are both safe and effective. This Road Show emphasizes safety through effective communications between flaggers and road users. The training combines lectures, demonstrations, video presentations, and hands-on skill practice, and is designed for flaggers, road crews, crew leaders, and supervisors.
The training covers: flagger equipment and flagger clothing; flagging guidelines from Caltrans and CAL-OSHA requirements; how to use hand signals; and how to conduct flagging under different roadway and traffic conditions, using a single flagger, two flaggers, or a pilot car. This training meets the CAL-OSHA requirement.
This four-hour training session can be delivered on-site at your location for up to 40 attendees for $1,800 when combined with a TS-10 delivery, or $2,695 for stand alone delivery.
To request a class, please
or call 510-642-3585.
Work zone safety references from California agencies, Federal >agencies, and others.
Work zone video resources
More than 50 VHS and DVD videos available for loan from the Institute of Transportation Studies Library, and several streaming internet videos available any time!