The American Road and Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is now accepting nominations for the 2006 "Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards."
Sponsored by ARTBA-TDF and the National Safety Council, this annual awards competition recognizes specific programs, education campaigns or innovations in technology that demonstrate excellence in promoting safety in roadway-construction zones.
The awards program is divided into four categories:
• Government Outreach: Recognizes the specific public outreach campaigns or safety programs by federal, state or local government agencies aimed at improving work-zone safety.
• Private Outreach Campaigns: Honors the efforts of national, state and local private sector organizations, such as construction companies, utility companies or trade associations, that promote roadway work-zone safety through implementation of employee or public education campaigns and training programs.
• Worker Training: Recognizes special national, state and local training programs by public or private sector organizations targeted towards improving the safety of workers impacted by roadway construction.
• Innovations in Technology: Honors manufacturers of equipment and products that use innovative technology to improve safety for motorists and workers in and around roadway work zones.
The competition is open to all interested individuals and organizations. An independent panel of judges will evaluate the entries. Applications must be received at the ARTBA Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C., by Monday, Aug. 1. Winning entries will be notified on or before Aug. 18. To inquire about the award program or to obtain a copy of the application form, contact ARTBA's Rhonda Britton at 202/289-4434. The application is also available online at www.artbatdf.org.
The awards will be presented at a special awards banquet, during the ARTBA Annual Meeting, Sept. 26-29, in San Diego.
The safety awards program is a TDF project that complements ARTBA's "PRIDE in Transportation Construction" campaign to focus public attention on the many positive contributions the transportation-construction industry makes to the U.S. economy and quality of life.