Safety Briefs


2010-1 "Noise Induced Hearing Loss" Safety Brief (PDF)

2010-2 "Work Zone Safety".Safety Brief (PDF)
Work Zone Safety Public Service Poster (PDF) Work Zone Safety Public Service Poster, Version 2 (PDF)

2010-3 "Protecting Workers from Effects of Heat" Safety Brief (PDF)

2010-4 "Hard Hat Use " Safety Brief (PDF)

2010-5 "Safe Motor Grader Operations " Safety Brief (PDF)

2010-6 "Operational Safety for Public Works Responders" Safety Brief (PDF)

2010-7 "Protective Equipment for Workers in Hurricane Flood Response" Safety Brief (PDF)

2010-8 "Chainsaw Safety - Who Should Wear Personal Protective Equipment?" Safety Brief (PDF)

2011-9 "Skid Steer Loader Safety Tips" Safety Brief (PDF)

2011-10 "New Connecticut Legislation - Fines Doubled in Municipal Work Zones" Safety Brief (PDF)

2012-11 "Fire Safety at the Shop" Safety Brief (PDF)

2012-12 "Lifting Safety: Tips to Help Prevent Back Injuries" Safety Brief (PDF)

2012-13 "Mowing Safety Tips" Safety Brief (PDF)

2013-14 "Using Portable Generators Safely" Safety Brief (PDF)

 

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Technical Briefs

2010-1 "Winter Operations Survival Lessons ". Tech Brief (PDF)

2010-2 Part One - "Traffic Safety Primer for Local Elected Officials" Tech Brief (PDF)

2010-3 Part Two - "What is a Traffic Impact Study and When is One Needed" Tech Brief (PDF)

2011-4 "Winter Operations Communication Plans" Tech Brief (PDF)

2011-5 "Guidelines for Hiring Tree Contractors" Tech Brief (PDF)

2011-6 "The Many Benefits of Warm Mix Asphalt" Tech Brief (PDF)

2012-7 "Countdown to the Narrowbanding Deadline" Tech Brief (PDF)

2013-8 "ADA Curb Ramp Compliance" Tech Brief (PDF)

 

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Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection - Fact Sheets for Municipalities

Management of Downed Trees and Other Vegetative Debris - http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/waste_management_and_disposal/debris_management/factsheettownsmarch2010storm.pdf

Site Selection Guide for Temporary Debris Storage and Reduction Sites (TDSRS) - http://ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/waste_management_and_disposal/debris_management/factsheettownstdsrsmarch2010storm.pdf

Solid Waste Management - Household Garbage; Storm Debris - http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/waste_management_and_disposal/debris_management/factsheettownsresidentsmarch2010storm.pdf

 

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Roundtable Summary Reports

Alternative Fuels (2007)

Creating a Culture of Professionalism (2009)

Emergency Response - Public Works Role (2009)
          Wethersfield Department of Public Works Slideshow Presentation

Implementing Low Impact Development in Your Community (2009)
          DEP Stormwater Manual
          Tolland Planning and Zoning Commission Website
          Primer on Form Based Coding used by Town of Simsbury

Managing Utility Cuts (2007)
          Municipal Right of Way Permitting Survey Results

Mechanics Roundtable (2008)

Mechanics Roundtable on Winter Operations (2009)

Municipal Stormwater Self-Audits (2008)
          APWA Click, Listen & Learn Handout

Pavement Preservation (2008)
          South Windsor Crack Sealing Bid and Specifications
          Sample Specifications:
            Chip Brief Draft
            Chip Surface Prep Draft
            Crack Sealing References Draft
            Latex Modified Chip Spec Draft
            Rubber Chip Spec Draft
            Chip References Draft
            Crack Sealing Brief Draft
            Crack Sealing Specification Draft

Stormwater Best Practices (2009)
          CT DEP Stormwater Website

Winter Operations Coffee Break 2009

 

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Streaming Video Library Resources

Salt Storage Facilities, Maine DOT - Presented by Peter Coughlan on September 8, 2010

Operational Safety for Public Works Emergency Responders - Presented by Adam Drummond

2010 Work Zone Safety Awareness Press Conference - Presented by the Connecticut Department of Transportation

Flagger Safety Training - Presented by Scott Zinke on December 2009

New Retroreflectivity Standards and Inspection Methods - Presented by Mark M. Hood on August 26, 2009

Analyzing and Solving Local Traffic Problems - Presented by Mark M. Hood on August 19, 2008

Roadway Safety Fundamentals - Presented by Mark M. Hood on July 08, 2008

Infrastructure Asset Management - Presented by Paul Brown on July 11, 2007

A Virtual Tour of the Technology Transfer Center - Presented by Donna Shea, Program Director

2010 Updates to Connecticut Stormwater Industrial Permit - Presented by Chris Stone - CT Dept. of Environmental Protection,
December 2010

2009 MUTCD Update for Local Agencies - Presented by Mark M. Hood on June 21, 2011

Where and When to Use Signs, Signals and Markings - Presented by Mark M. Hood, P.E.

 

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Samples: Job Descriptions, Policies, Specifications & Bids

Signs, Traffic Signals, Traffic Markings, Pavement Striping & Retro-reflectivity Policy - shared by our colleagues in Minnesota which is used by one of their local agencies.

Sign Maintenance Policies and Procedures - Sample document for use by public agencies

Farmington Cold In Place Recycling Bid:

 

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Survey Summaries

 

 


Other Resources

Underground Storage Tank Program Resources:

"CT DEEP 'Think Blue' Stormwater Public Service Announcement"

CT Technology Transfer Center Safety Posters
CT Snow Plow Safety Poster (PDF) CT Vehicle Safety Poster (PDF)

Curriculum for Work Zone Safety for Law Enforcement: Safe and Effective Use of Connecticut Law Enforcement Personnel in Work Zones

Technical Resources for Legal Traffic Authorities

Intersection Safety Case Studies provided by the Federal Highway Administration: Copies of all case studies can be found at: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/resources/casestudies/

Posted Case Studies Include:

  • Stop-sign Controlled Intersections: Enhanced Signs and Markings - A Winston-Salem Success Story
    (FHWA-SA-09-010)
  • Retroreflective Borders on Traffic Signal Backplates - A South Carolina Success Story (FHWA-SA-09-011)
  • Removal of Signal Flashing Mode During Late-Night/Early-Morning Operation (FHWA-SA-09-012)
  • Minnesota Roundabout - A Scott County Success Story (FHWA-SA-09-013)
  • Improving Safety by Providing All-Red Clearance Intervals and Larger Signal Lenses (FHWA-SA-09-014)
  • Permissive/Protected Left-Turn Phasing (FHWA-SA-09-015)
  • Continuous Green T-Intersections (FHWA-SA-09-016)
  • Reducing Late-Night/Early-Morning Intersection Crashes by Providing Lighting (FHWA-SA-09-017)
  • Roundabouts - The Maryland Experience (FHWA-SA-09-018)

(FHWA-SA-10-007) - Mini-Roundabouts Technical Summary

Mentoring Presentation: "Mentoring, Coaching and Training for Public Works Employees"

FHWA Wildlife Vehicle Collision Reduction Study Training Course. The course was jointly developed by the Office of Safety Research and Development, The Office of Project Development and Environmental Review and the Office of Federal Lands Highway. The web-based course is now available at: http://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/WVCtraining/index.asp. Additional information about the training course is provided in this memorandum.

FHWA New 2009 MUTCD: Link to http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/2009/mutcd2009edition.pdf

Public Works Service Sharing Resources (provided by the CRCOG) - http://www.crcog.org/transportation/pwe-resources.html

CRCOG Transportation Clearinghouse: http://www.crcog.org/transportation/transportation_clearinghouse.htm

FHWA new video titled Modern Roundabouts: A Safer Choice (FHWA-SA-10-023). The video explains the many benefits of roundabout intersections and is intended primarily for decision makers in state and local transportation agencies to overcome the common barriers and reasons for not considering roundabouts as intersections alternatives. It is presented in a non-technical manner and can be used at public meetings for proposed roundabout projects. The video is on the safety website at http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/roundabouts/.

U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration's Guidelines for Temporary Traffic Control in Works Zones: Link to Work Zone Safety Guidebook

FHWA ADA Field Guide: Link to http:/www.wsdot.wa.gov/publications/fulltext/Roadside/ADA_Field_Guide.pdf

South Windsor Sander Calibration Procedures

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Safety is pleased to introduce the Roadway Safety Noteworthy Practices Database. An online collection of innovative practices documented by State and local agenices summarizing their efforts to implement and evaluate data-driven, strategic approaches to improving highway safety. The Noteworthy Practices Database is now available at: http://rspcb.safety.fhwa.dot.gov/noteworthy.

FHWA Offers FREE Online Training for the Highway Safety Manual - FHWA has introduced the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Online Overview (FHWA-NHI-380106) course free of charge through the National Highway Institute (NHI) website.

Willington Public Works Presentation to Citizens & Elected Officials:
Public Works Presentation (PDF Format) Public Works Presentation (PowerPoint)

Sand and Salt Spreader Calibration Video - Presented by Paul Brown and produced by the Baystate Roads Program

 

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