Presentation on theme: "The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse."— Presentation transcript:
The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse
Clearinghouse Mission Since 1998 our mission has been to identify, collect, organize, and effectively disseminate the best information available to make work zones safer for highway workers and the traveling public.
World’s largest online source of information on roadway construction safety: Best practices Laws and regulations Public awareness campaigns Work zone products Accident and fatality data Over 100,000 users each year Free, customized research Training and educational materials
New Initiatives www.workzonesafety.org A new, high- tech web site with improved search features, enhanced databases, video library, specialty sections, and more!
30+ Sessions Live Incident Demonstrations Off-Site Tours Wide range of topics in partnership with: American Road & Transportation Builders Association-Transportation Development Foundation Texas Transportation Institute, the Federal Highway Administration American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. National Traffic Management and Work Zone Safety Conference
New Features The “Work Zone Wizard” blog led by Jerry Ullman of the Texas Transportation Institute; The “SafetyZone” e- newsletter - featuring timely information, articles and resources.
New Features: The Clearinghouse “Listserv” - serving over 500 registered users. Subscribers may view questions live, via a daily digest or through the archives online; FHWA “Work Zone Safety Grants” section.
New Features: A new “video vault”- containing public service announcements, conference proceedings, training videos and more; Webinar conferences.
In addition to the new features, upgraded and enhanced services include: A simplified registration form, allowing users to subscribe to the blog, listserv and e-newsletter; An enhanced product registration form allowing distributors and manufacturers of work zone-related safety products to list and update information about their products contained in the work zone safety products database;
In addition to the new features, upgraded and enhanced services include: Updated and verified nearly 700 entries in the Clearinghouse’s vast databases, now containing over 7,000 records; Continuation of our free-research service; Additional staff to meet the needs of the growing Clearinghouse services and users.
Repository of Information of FHWA Grants Program Wayne State University
A Few Words From Clearinghouse Users "Thank you very much. The information will help us in developing a state procedure.“ “I really appreciate the WZ Clearinghouse. I'm on it a lot and find it invaluable.” “Please express my appreciation to everyone involved from a very satisfied customer!“ "I appreciate your help and efforts in helping me get my safety program working.“ “I work with several street and road and heavy & highway contractors across the country who can benefit from this newsletter.”