Improving Roadway Worker Protection through Resources and Legislation

June 29, 2023
A Roads & Bridges-hosted webinar sponsored by ATSSA

This webinar was originally held on June 29, 2023, and is now available for on demand viewing.

Sponsor: ATSSA

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In 2021, 956 people were killed in work zone fatalities with an estimated 42,000 injuries and 106,000 work zone crashes, according to the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse.

Join us for this compelling webinar where we will focus on how to protect roadway worker safety with the goal of mitigating risk and reducing fatalities and/or serious injuries. Learn about recently developed resources that help companies navigate difficult circumstances, should a tragedy occur. Hear how one company is advocating to pass legislation to increase penalties for those who disobey flagger guidance and endanger roadway workers and what you can do in your region to help save lives.

The presentation will cover:

  • How to create a culture of safety
  • Resources to assist companies in implementing safe work environments.
  • Resources to assist companies in managing work zone incidents.
  • Recommended training to promote worker safety.
  • And an outline of one company’s steps taken, and lessons learned in passing legislation to protect roadway workers.


Donna Clark
Vice President of Education & Technical Services
American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

Donna Clark, PMP, is the Vice President of Education and Technical Services at the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). She has been with the Association for 26 years. She has more than 37 years of Association management experience. She is responsible for oversight of training, new programs, technical services, customer service, and the ATSS Foundation. Ms. Clark is the staff liaison for the Roadway Worker Protection Council and serves on the National Committee for Uniform Traffic Control Devices and TRB’s Standing Committee on Traffic Control Devices.

Alex Vucelich
Vice President of Business Development
WD Wright Contracting Inc.

In 2016, Alex joined W.D. Wright Contracting in a management capacity when he took over as Operations Manager in their Washington, Pennsylvania office. At the time, Wright had 3 offices. Currently, they are in 9 states throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest with 40 offices. He's also held positions within the organization as Regional Manager and Regional Director. He is currently working as Vice President of Business Development.

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