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Monday, May 4
 

9:00am PDT

Session 1: Status of the Second Decade of Action
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:                                                           
Gain a clear understanding of the scope and gravity of the global road safety issue with an introduction to the United Nations Decade of Action and the Safe System Approach Countermeasures. Clearly understand the “three legged stool” approach to road safety; the road user, the vehicle and the road itself.

Monday May 4, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Session 1: Using the Safe System Approach to Design “Forgiving Roads”
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:                                                           
Gain a clear understanding of the scope and gravity of the global road safety issue with an introduction to the United Nations Decade of Action and the Safe System Approach Countermeasures. Clearly understand the “three legged stool” approach to road safety; the road user, the vehicle and the road itself.


Monday May 4, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
 
Wednesday, May 6
 

9:00am PDT

Session 2: Forgiving Poles, Longitudinal Barriers
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  
Introduction to the strategic approach to make roadsides and medians safe by using countermeasures designed to either keep vehicles on the roadway, provide for a safe recovery if vehicles leave the roadway or reduce the severity of the crash.  A detailed explanation of the proper use of energy absorbing poles and longitudinal barriers will be provided to ensure properly tested product designed for the site conditions are used.

Wednesday May 6, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
 
Friday, May 8
 

9:00am PDT

Session 3: Crash Cushions, Transitions & Terminals
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:                                        
Understand how crash cushions, terminals and transitions are designed to work. Learn how to select the correct crash cushion or terminal or transition for a hazard based on site specific criteria. The session will include a summary of the current testing criteria being used for these roadside safety products in Europe and the United States. Session will conclude with an examination on Roadside/Median Safety.

Friday May 8, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Session 3: Roadside/Median Safety Summary & Discussion
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:                                        
Understand how crash cushions, terminals and transitions are designed to work. Learn how to select the correct crash cushion or terminal or transition for a hazard based on site specific criteria. The session will include a summary of the current testing criteria being used for these roadside safety products in Europe and the United States. Session will conclude with an examination on Roadside/Median Safety.

Friday May 8, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
 
Monday, May 11
 

9:00am PDT

Session 4: Work Zone “Battlefield” - Fundamentals of Work Zone Safety
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:                                                     
Gain an understanding how to design a safe work zone using proper temporary traffic control plans based on the length of time for the project, the number of vehicles and the proximity of the work to the roadway. Use of the Manual of Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) will be discussed as well as an introduction to a variety of work zone safety concepts, including portable barriers, Truck Mounted Attenuators (TMA), portable crash cushions, flaggers, proper horizontal and vertical signage and portable traffic signals.

Monday May 11, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
 
Wednesday, May 13
 

9:00am PDT

Session 5: Signage and Delineation in Work Zones
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 
Clearly understand the safety benefits for the motorist, the truck driver and the truck by using a properly designed and tested Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA). Understand the global best practices being used to make work zones safe using illumination, delineation and signage.

Wednesday May 13, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Session 5: Truck Mounted Attenuators (TMA)
Wednesday May 13, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
 
Friday, May 15
 

9:00am PDT

Session 6: Overview of the Five Elements of a Safe Work Zone
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Learn the five elements of any work zone; Advanced Warning Area, Transition, Buffer Zone, Work Area and Termination, and understand the concepts, products and global best practices being used to make each element safe for all road users. Session will conclude with an examination on Work Zones.

Friday May 15, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
 
Monday, May 18
 

9:00am PDT

Session 7: Defining a Vulnerable User
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Introduction to the Infrastructure Safety Management concept to make roads safe for all road users, including motorists and Vulnerable Road Users such as pedestrian, motorcyclists, bicyclists, public transport and non-motorized vehicles.  Gain a clear understanding of the concepts, products and global best practices being used to make roads safe for pedestrians.

Monday May 18, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Session 7: Introduction to Infrastructure Safety Management for VRUs
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Introduction to the Infrastructure Safety Management concept to make roads safe for all road users, including motorists and Vulnerable Road Users such as pedestrian, motorcyclists, bicyclists, public transport and non-motorized vehicles.  Gain a clear understanding of the concepts, products and global best practices being used to make roads safe for pedestrians.

Monday May 18, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Session 7: Segment Issues & Countermeasures for Pedestrians
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Introduction to the Infrastructure Safety Management concept to make roads safe for all road users, including motorists and Vulnerable Road Users such as pedestrian, motorcyclists, bicyclists, public transport and non-motorized vehicles.  Gain a clear understanding of the concepts, products and global best practices being used to make roads safe for pedestrians.

Monday May 18, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
 
Wednesday, May 20
 

9:00am PDT

Session 8: Segment Issues & Countermeasures for Bicyclists, Motorcyclists, Public Transit Users, Others
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Clearly understand what can be done to make the roads safe for all road users with an emphasis on bicyclists, motorcyclists, public transit and non-motorized vehicles. Session will conclude with an examination on Vulnerable Road User Safety.

Wednesday May 20, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Session 8: Vulnerable Road User Safety Summary & Discussion
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Clearly understand what can be done to make the roads safe for all road users with an emphasis on bicyclists, motorcyclists, public transit and non-motorized vehicles. Session will conclude with an examination on Vulnerable Road User Safety.

Wednesday May 20, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
 
Thursday, May 21
 

9:00am PDT

Session 9: Conducting a Road Safety Audit
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Introduction to the eight stages of a road safety audit/inspection; identify the project, select a team, conduct a pre-audit/inspection team meeting, perform field review or drawing observations, conduct an audit/inspection analysis and prepare the report of the findings, present audit/inspection findings to Project Owner/Design Team, Project Owner/Design Team prepares a formal response and incorporation of findings into project when appropriate. A series of countermeasures will be discussed based on findings from actual road safety audits and inspections.

Thursday May 21, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Session 9: Introduction to Road Safety Audit
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Introduction to the eight stages of a road safety audit/inspection; identify the project, select a team, conduct a pre-audit/inspection team meeting, perform field review or drawing observations, conduct an audit/inspection analysis and prepare the report of the findings, present audit/inspection findings to Project Owner/Design Team, Project Owner/Design Team prepares a formal response and incorporation of findings into project when appropriate. A series of countermeasures will be discussed based on findings from actual road safety audits and inspections.

Thursday May 21, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
 
Friday, May 22
 

9:00am PDT

Session 10: Effective Leadership
Friday May 22, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Session 10: IRF Qualifying Knowledge Exam Instructions
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Learn how to present findings from a road safety audit/inspection. Experience a couple of virtual road safety inspections. Understand the concept of being an effective leader in any aspect of life. Session will conclude with an examination on Road Safety Audit and an explanation of the IRF Safe Roads by Design Qualifying Knowledge Examination that must be taken by all attendees.

Friday May 22, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Session 10: Preparing a Road Safety Audit Report
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Learn how to present findings from a road safety audit/inspection. Experience a couple of virtual road safety inspections. Understand the concept of being an effective leader in any aspect of life. Session will conclude with an examination on Road Safety Audit and an explanation of the IRF Safe Roads by Design Qualifying Knowledge Examination that must be taken by all attendees.

Friday May 22, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Session 10: Road Safety Audit Summary and Discussion
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Learn how to present findings from a road safety audit/inspection. Experience a couple of virtual road safety inspections. Understand the concept of being an effective leader in any aspect of life. Session will conclude with an examination on Road Safety Audit and an explanation of the IRF Safe Roads by Design Qualifying Knowledge Examination that must be taken by all attendees.

Friday May 22, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT