Work Zone and Flagger Safety


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Workshop Overview

Learn about safe flagging operations and applications for urban and rural situations and for low-speed and high-speed roadways. Group exercises will give you an opportunity to try out what you learn and to discuss the "how to" with other members of the class and the instructors. You will also receive your own copy of the latest editions of the pocket-sized Wisconsin Work Zone Safety Guide and Flagger's Handbook.

Who Should Attend?

  • Maintenance managers, supervisors and street, highway, and utility workers 
  • Construction managers, field engineers, and inspectors 
  • Engineering managers and designers 
  • Safety directors, risk managers, and safety trainers 
  • Emergency responders

Additional Information

These courses do not provide flagger training in sufficient depth and length to meet WisDOT flagger certification requirements for work on state highways.

Workshop Outline

Introduction; Problem 1

Work Zone Handbook

  • Traffic Control Zones
  • Planning Traffic Control
  • Shoulder/Parking Lane; Problem 2 Encroaching into Traffic

Low Speed; Problem 3

  • Flagging Handbook; Clothing; Equipment

Flagging Applications; Problem 4

  • Flagging Signals, Operations

Multi-Lane; Problem 5

  • Intersections, Roundabouts, and Detours; Problem 6

Mobile Operations

Pedestrian Safety; Worker Safety; Liability

Review of Changes to Part 6 of MUTCD

Discussion and Evaluation


Andrew McFadden

Thomas Notbohm

Tom Notbohm has 30 years of experience with Wisconsin DOT and City of Madison Traffic Engineering. For WisDOT Tom managed various traffic operations and design programs, including work zone traffic control guidelines and policies. He had oversight responsibility for development of WisDOT’s transportation management plan guidelines. Since 2012 Tom has served as Senior Project Manager for TranSmart, a transportation engineering firm. He manages traffic engineering projects and led TranSmart’s work zone traffic analysis training efforts for Illinois DOT District 1.

Upcoming dates coming soon!

Take this workshop when it’s offered next!

Program Director

Andi Bill

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