Work Zone and Flagger Safety
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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
These courses do not provide flagger training in sufficient depth and length to meet WisDOT flagger certification requirements for work on state highways.
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
Pedestrian Safety; Worker Safety; Liability
Review of Changes to Part 6 of MUTCD
Discussion and Evaluation
Greg Helgeson worked 35 years as a traffic and highway project development engineer for the Wisconsin DOT in the SW and NW Regions, and the Central Office Headquarters. He spent 28 years in traffic engineering, with emphasis on traffic safety, intersection control, work-zone traffic control, signing, marking and speed limits. Greg addressed traffic safety concerns by working in collaboration with the County Traffic Safety Commissions, local officials, law enforcement and the public. He has been instructing for the Transportation Information Center since 2018, and also works part-time as a traffic engineer for the transportation engineering firm Lakeside Engineers.
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.