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  • 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.
  • Posted: Jun 2, 2021
    Showcase your innovation efforts! If your road department has fabricated a new tool, made modifications to equipment, or incorporated a process that increases safety, reduces costs or improves efficiency, share and showcase your innovation. Entries are due by July 31.
  • Posted: May 3, 2021
    On May 18, learn how several agencies have used the four pillars of FoRRRwD to implement this countermeasure to keep vehicles in their lanes, and how you can do the same. Registration is required for this FREE webinar.
  • Posted: Apr 26, 2021
    Each year in the spring, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones.
  • Posted: Apr 8, 2021
    ND county and tribal road managers, we NEED your input on changes that are being considered for the next North Dakota local government bridge needs survey. FHWA has phased out the Sufficiency Rating factor so a new tool that will replace it in the needs decision process will need to be developed. Please fill out this short survey and hit the submit button as soon as you can! Thank you!
  • Posted: Apr 8, 2021
    The Western Energy Roundtable will be held Thursday, May 6. Registration is required, however there is no registration fee. The roundtable provides an opportunity for county leadership in the western oil counties to glean recent technical information and share best practices with their peers.
  • Posted: Mar 20, 2021
    It does us no good to be trained on how to use a portable fire extinguisher if it is not ready and available for use when needed. So here are a few of the steps we can all take to help ensure we maintain all of our portable fire extinguishers ready for instant use.
  • Posted: Mar 19, 2021
    NDLTAP wants to hear from you!! If your road department has fabricated a new tool, made modifications to equipment, or incorporated a process that has increased safety, reduced costs, or improved efficiencies, the 2021 Innovation Champions Contest is an opportunity to showcase your innovation.
  • Posted: Mar 18, 2021
    The ND Asphalt Conference is a two-day online event that you can attend from the safety and comfort of your home/office. Join us on April 6-7, 2021, as we share expertise in the asphalt industry. There is no conference registration fee. Registration is required.
  • Posted: Mar 10, 2021
    The UGPTI recently released a 2019-2021 Biennial Highlights report focusing on efforts to date during the current biennium. The report illustrates how the Institute continues to build on its history of providing research, education, and outreach to support transportation in North Dakota.
  • Posted: Feb 19, 2021
    Seat belts are the single most effective safety device to prevent death and injury in a motor vehicle crash. Seat belts restrain occupants in the vehicle's designed protective space, giving them room to live in the event of a crash and prevents them from colliding with other occupants in the vehicle. A seat belt also keeps the driver correctly positioned behind the wheel to help maintain control of a vehicle. The failure to wear a seat belt results in more motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota than most other factors.
  • Posted: Feb 18, 2021
    This report highlights the programs and accomplishments of NDLTAP during 2020, a year that saw significant challenges to traditional outreach. Enhanced virtual delivery and connectivity to remote sections of our state helped to fill the gap created by limits on face-to-face contact.
  • Posted: Feb 11, 2021
    Kelly Bengtson, UGPTI road and bridge engineer was one of three analysists involved in developing "The Top 20 Innovations for Rural Bridge Replacement and Repair," a report highlighting cost-effective approaches to replacing and repairing rural bridges without compromising safety so that rural ag producers can maintain access to markets. The report was published by the Soy Transportation Coalition, an organization comprised of 13 state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association and the United Soybean Board.
  • Posted: Feb 2, 2021
    NDSU developed and patented a soybean-based dust control product that is being produced by BioBlend, an Illinois-based manufacturer of biodegradable lubricants and industrial products.
  • Posted: Jan 22, 2021
    NDLTAP recently released the RED (Recognize, Eliminate, and Discuss Safety) Book, a new resource designed to help road workers and managers eliminate accidents and injuries.
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