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  • Posted: Apr 14
    Once the initial orientation to the work unit is over and the basic requirements of the job and the safety program have been covered, it's time to move the new employee into the work force and introduce the people he or she will be working with. Co-workers play an important role in getting the new person off to a good start
  • Posted: Feb 10
    With North Dakota's winter weather comes an increased risk of slips and falls due to icy or snow-covered sidewalks, parking lots and work areas. According to the National Safety Council, these injuries account for about 15% to 20% of all workers' compensation costs.
  • Posted: Jan 21
    As fall turns to winter and temperatures drop below the freezing mark, frost begins damaging our roads — and the problem continues right through winter into spring.
  • Posted: Jan 20
    After just over a year with the Western Liaison Program, Matt Johnson and Ed Ryen are familiar faces in county and tribal road departments and county and city meeting rooms across western North Dakota. In August of 2020, the UGPTI in conjunction with the NDDOT implemented the Western North Dakota Transportation Liaison program.
  • Posted: Dec 15, 2021
    NDLTAP, a program that provides expertise and training to counties, townships, municipalities and other road agencies, has expanded its advisory board to include representation from tribal government. Scott Satermo, chief executive for the Three Affiliated Tribes was named to the advisory board.
  • Posted: Dec 13, 2021
    The ND Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, is pleased to announce the 2022 ND Transportation Conference. The conference will be held at the Bismarck Event Center March 1-2, 2022. The 2022 Concrete Conference and the ND Asphalt Conference will both be held in Bismarck immediately following the Transportation Conference.
  • Posted: Nov 29, 2021
    The latest issue of Safety Talk from the NDLTAP provides some “dos and don’ts” to make snow and ice removal safer for road maintenance personnel.
  • Posted: Nov 9, 2021
    The need to be seen is critical for worker safety. Low visibility is a serious hazard for all workers who perform work tasks near moving traffic.
  • Posted: Sep 29, 2021
    When cutting out brush and tree branches which have created sight and clearance problems, there are several hazards to deal with. They include moving traffic, hidden objects, unstable footing, poison ivy and oak, thorns, tools with sharp edges, chain saws, chippers, and difficult access to the work area.
  • Posted: Sep 28, 2021
    North Dakota State University’s Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute recently launched a special Tribal Sign Warrior calendar to raise awareness of the dangers of sign damage and vandalism among elementary age students. Illustrations in the calendar were created by fourth graders from tribes across the state. The calendar and this article were recently featured by Tribalsafety.org, an online community working to reduce injuries and fatalities from transportation incidents in Tribal areas.
  • Posted: Sep 21, 2021
    This document provides highlights and an overview of the latest updates, enhancements and new features in UGPTI’s Geographic Roadway Inventory Tool (GRIT).
  • Posted: Aug 31, 2021
    Trenches and excavations don’t need to be deep or very large to create a life threatening hazard. Soil is very heavy and failures can take place with little or no warning. This months' Safety Talk provides some of the safety practices that need to be considered and addressed.
  • Posted: Aug 25, 2021
    This annual conference will be held Oct. 19-21 in Sioux Falls, SD, and will feature sessions on gravel and pavement maintenance strategies, team building, innovation, welding, roadway foundations, equipment safety and more. Registration is $100. NDLTAP is providing free registration for 10 first-time attendees and is sponsoring a bus to the conference.
  • Posted: Jul 21, 2021
    Each agency can be proactive in establishing and promoting roadway safety improvements that can be implemented by maintenance workers, by establishing policies and procedures that define roles and responsibilities.
  • Posted: Jul 20, 2021
    As the maintenance forces begin to shift their work focus from winter/spring to summer activities, it is time to begin thinking about our mowing operations. In this safety talk, we discuss 25 rules to practice for safe tractor mowing.
  • Posted: Jun 28, 2021
    As summer settles in across North Dakota, you're probably noticing that bees are especially active these days. It's their favorite season! And when they disappear as fall approaches, it will be time to be on alert for wasps and hornets.
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