Event Calendar

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Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD) Center 2018 Events Calendar

Basic Work Zone Traffic Control Training

Presenters
Chad Baker, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) maintenance training academy director
Jerry Gordon, VDOT compliance safety officer

Location
BOWD Center
6020 Elko Tract Road
Sandston, Virginia, 23150

Date
April 30, 2018

Time
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Description

Only persons completing approved work zone traffic control training courses and possessing the appropriate valid and verifiable accreditation card will be allowed to oversee temporary traffic control activities within the Commonwealth of Virginia state highway system right of way.

The BOWD Center is offering one day basic work zone traffic control training for certified DBE firms.

Individuals designated to attend should have direct responsibility for placement of work zone traffic control devices and / or direct responsibility for field maintenance of work zone traffic control devices.    

The following topics will be covered: 

  • Introduction
  • Liability and risk
  • Work zone types, durations and component parts
  • Temporary traffic control devices
  • Worker and flagger safety
  • Building work zone skills
  • Making adjustments to TTC and documentation
  • New typical applications diagrams
  • Final exercise and exam

  

Basic Work Zone Traffic Control Training

Presenters
Paul Legg, VDOT Hampton Roads District Trainer

Location
VDOT Hampton Roads District Office
1700North Main Street
Nansemond Training Room
Suffolk, VA 23434

Date
May 21, 2018

Time
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Description

Only persons completing approved work zone traffic control training courses and possessing the appropriate valid and verifiable accreditation card will be allowed to oversee temporary traffic control activities within the Commonwealth of Virginia State Highway System right of way.

The BOWD Center is offering a one (1) day Basic Work Zone Traffic Control Training for certified DBE firms.  Individuals designated to attend the training should have direct responsibility for placement of work zone traffic control devices and/or direct responsibility for field maintenance of work zone traffic control devices.     The following topics will be covered during the training:

Individuals designated to attend should have direct responsibility for placement of work zone traffic control devices and / or direct responsibility for field maintenance of work zone traffic control devices.    

The following topics will be covered: 

  • Introduction
  • Liability and risk
  • Work zone types, durations and component parts
  • Temporary traffic control devices
  • Worker and flagger safety
  • Building work zone skills
  • Making adjustments to TTC and documentation
  • New typical applications diagrams
  • Final exercise and exam

  

Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control Training

Presenters
Paul Legg, VDOT Hampton Roads District Trainer

Location
VDOT Hampton Roads District Office
1700North Main Street
Nansemond Training Room
Suffolk, VA 23434

Date
May 22 and 23, 2018

Time
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Description

Only persons completing approved work zone traffic control training courses and possessing the appropriate valid and verifiable accreditation card will be allowed to oversee temporary traffic control activities within the Commonwealth of Virginia State Highway System right of way.

The BOWD Center is offering a two (2) day Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control Training free for certified DBE firms.  The training should be attended by:  

  • Individuals responsible for inspection of the placement of operational function of work zone traffic control devices
  • Individuals with Construction Supervisor responsibilities
  • Supervisors of Maintenance of Traffic Coordinators on construction projects
  • Regional Traffic Engineer Work Zone Safety Coordinators
  • Regional Safety Engineers 
  • Traffic Control Supervisors
  • Personnel with responsibility for the development of work zone safety policies and procedures

  Attendance is required both days.

OSHA 10

Presenters
Chad Baker, VDOT maintenance training academy director
Jerry Gordon, VDOT compliance safety officer

Location
BOWD Center
6020 Elko Tract Road
Sandston, Virginia, 23150

Dates

May 8 - 9, 2018

Time

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

VDOT will sponsor free Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour construction training, based on the OSHA 1926 standards, on May 8 - 9, 2018.

This training is intended to provide entry level construction workers with a knowledge of basic OSHA safety and health hazards on construction sites and how OSHA works.

OSHA training is necessary for a safe and healthy work environment.

The training will be presented to students over two days. Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. You must attend both days.

Topics

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Focus Four (leading causes of death in construction)
  • Falls
  • Electrocution
  • Struck-by (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
  • Caught-In or between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment)
  • Personal protective and lifesaving equipment

 

OSHA 30

Presenters
Chad Baker, VDOT maintenance training academy director
Jerry Gordon, VDOT compliance safety officer

Location
BOWD Center
6020 Elko Tract Road
Sandston, Virginia, 23150

Dates

May 14 - 17, 2018 

Time

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

VDOT will sponsor free OSHA 30-hour construction training based on the OSHA 1926 standards, May 14 - 17, 2018.

This training provides comprehensive safety program information designed for anyone involved in the construction industry.

It is specifically designed for safety directors and field supervisors. The training provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues.

The training will be in four seven-hour sessions. Session are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. You must attend all days.

Topics

  • Focus Four (Falls, struck by, caught in between and electrocution)
  • PPE and life-saving equipment
  • Health hazards in construction
  • Stairways andlLadders
  • Managing safety and health
  • Fire protection and prevention
  • Materials handling, storage and disposal
  • Hand and power tools
  • Welding and cutting
  • Scaffolds
  • Cranes
  • Safety and health
  • Confined space
  • Motorized vehicles
  • Concrete and masonry

How to do Business with VDOT – Construction Session

Presenter 
Doretha Davis, BOWD Program Manager

Location
BOWD Center
6020 Elko Tract Road
Sandston, Virginia 23150

Date
Sept 12, 2018

Time
10 – 11:30 a.m

Description
This free training is primarily for newly certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms performing construction activities; however, the session is open to any VA UCP certified DBE. The training explains the Civil Rights and Construction Divisions roles and responsibilities as it relates to the DBE program. Attendees are shown how to locate the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) opportunities and contract information using VDOT’s and eVA’s websites. Discussions include prequalification requirements, an overview of the Construction Advertisement Bulletin Board (CABB), review of past bid results and ballots, VDOT Certification Schools, 24 month Advertisement Schedule, and DBE supportive services.

Class size is limited to a maximum of nine individuals.

How to do Business with VDOT – Consultant Session

Presenter 
Doretha Davis,
BOWD Program Manager

Location
BOWD Center
6020 Elko Tract Road
Sandston, Virginia 23150

Date
Sept 19, 2018

 Time
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Description
This free training is primarily for newly certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) professional services firms; however, the session is open to any certified DBE. Demonstrations are given on how to locate procurement opportunities utilizing VDOT’s and eVA’s websites, how to locate shortlisted firms from past procurement opportunities, the 2009 Manual for the Procurement and Management of Professional Services, VDOT trainings, and DBE Supportive Services.

Class size is limited to a maximum of nine (9) individuals.

 

Flagger Certification

Presenter 
Doretha Davis,
BOWD Administrative Manager 

Location
BOWD Center
6020 Elko Tract Road
Sandston, Virginia, 23150

Dates 
July 5, 2018
Sept 5, 2018
Nov. 14, 2018

Time
Two sessions
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Description
Because flaggers are responsible for public safety and make the greatest number of contacts with the public of all highway workers, they should be trained in safe traffic control practices and public contact techniques. This is a free training. Individuals attending flagger certification training will be shown a 20 minute video explaining the requirements of various flagging operations. At the conclusion of the video a written examination will be administered. Those passing the written examination will be issued a flagger card good for two years from the date of the examination.

Class size is limited to a maximum of nine individuals per session.

 

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