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National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse Turns 20

by Ken Winter on 2018-01-19T10:00:00-05:00 in Health & Wellness, Safety & Security, Construction, Research | Comments

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The National Work Zone Information Clearinghouse contains crash data, learning opportunities, flagger information, events, conferences and a complete research library.

 

The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse celebrated 20 years of service to the transportation construction industry in October 2017. This notable achievement was recently featured in an article in Transportation Builder Magazine which offers a glimpse into the future of the Clearinghouse.


“The Clearinghouse will retain its laser focus for the next 20 years,” siad Paul Yarossi, ARTBA-TDF chairman, HNTB’s executive vice president. “Our commitment to improving safety and reducing accidents and injuries in road construction zones is unending.”


User surveys and unsolicited comments received over the years demonstrate the Clearinghouse continues to provide needed, valuable services to a wide range of users helping make work zones as safe as possible. Even so, Clearinghouse operators will continue listening to users’ needs and taking advantage of new technology to make the resource as easy to use and beneficial as possible.


Technology holds the key, said ARTBA President and CEO, Pete Ruane: 
“Just like we did at the start-up, we’re going to continue to embrace and exploit innovative technologies for teaching and conveying information as they develop,” he said. “Who knows? Don’t be surprised to see the Clearinghouse portal offering virtual reality experiences someday soon.”

 

If you are interested in Work Zone Safety research the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse is a great way to get started.  If you need help finding full-text copies of reports or articles related to work zones, please contact the VDOT Research Library today.
 

After all, our job is to help you do your job!

 

Ken Winter
434-962-8979
VDOT Research Library

 


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