Program Hits 300 “Safety Certified” Mark
WASHINGTON, DC — Forty three professionals from 13 companies or agencies representing nine states and the District of Columbia have earned the “Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™” (SCTPP) credential over the past two months, helping push the number of safety certificants over the 300 mark, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation said today.
Since its launch in late 2016, 301 individuals from 79 companies representing 36 states and D.C. have earned the prestigious credential, which is valid for three years.
The program was launched with the aim to significantly reduce—or ideally eliminate—the 700 motorist and worker fatalities, and nearly 50,000 injuries that occur annually in and around U.S. transportation project sites. It is targeted at significantly elevating safety awareness among the thousands of non-safety professionals in the industry—planners, designers, owners, field supervisors and inspectors—who are in decision-making roles from project conception through completion.
It was designed to bring thousands of more “eyes” to the task of identifying and mitigating potential hazards for workers and motorists commonly found in transportation work zones—skills identified through the certification.
In May 2018, the program earned American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024:2012 international standard.
The latest list of “Safety Certified Transportation Project Professionals” includes:
- Paul Albrecht, safety director, Barriere Construction Co., LLC, Metairie, La.
- Thomas Allbritton, highway engineer, Texas DOT, Wichita Falls
- Roberto Beard, HSE professional, Sundt, El Paso, Texas
- Calvin Beyer, director of risk management, Lakeside Industries, Issaquah, Wash.
- Thomas Burr, senior project manager, Austin Bridge & Road, LP, Bonham, Texas
- Thomas Byrum, project manager, Austin Bridge & Road, LP, Yantis, Texas
- Vincent Cahill, owner, Cahill Excavating, Middlefield, Conn.
- Jeff Chennault, director, safety operations section, Texas DOT, Austin
- Errol Christos, safety supervisor, Tennessee DOT, Nashville
- Austin Conrad, safety director, Volkert, Nashville, Tenn.
- Daniel Eamello, safety manager, Sundt, Forney, Texas
- Chris Elison, project manager, Sundt, Gilbert, Ariz.
- Jim Forsythe, construction manager, Lunda Construction Co., Waukesha, Wis.
- Travis Fuller, corporate safety coordinator, Burns McDonnell, Lees Summit, Mo.
- Kenneth Goetzman, assistant project manager, Superior Construction Co. Southeast, LLC, Middleburg, Fla.
- Kevin Harbuck, area engineer, Texas DOT, Livingston
- Michael Hultman, division manager, Ranger Construction Industries, Inc., Loxahatchee, Fla.
- Michael Kuhn, area manager, Austin Bridge & Road, LP, Fort Worth, Texas
- Sidney Maloy, occupational safety specialist, Texas DOT, Austin
- Phillip McMillon, safety officer V, Texas DOT, Lufkin
- Claudia Mendez, project manager, Ranger Construction, Loxahatchee, Fla.
- Phillip Miller, project manager, Barriere Construction Co., LLC, Baton Rouge, La.
- William Nash, engineer, Ranger Construction Industries, Inc., Winter Garden, Fla.
- Jacob Nichols, field engineer, Superior Construction Co. Southeast, LLC, Jacksonville, Fla.
- Maxwell Nichols, project engineer, Ranger Construction, Oviedo, Fla.
- Michael Pettibon, occupational safety specialist, Texas DOT, Wichita Falls
- Richard Quigley, superintendent, Barriere Construction Co., LLC, Franklinton, La.
- Dalton Rachal, general superintendent, Ranger Construction, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
- Robert Reyes, safety officer, Texas DOT, El Paso
- Alfonso Ronca, construction manager, STV Inc., Washington, D.C.
- Shane Schamaun, project manager, Austin Bridge & Road, LP, McKinney, Texas
- Zachary Schilling, field engineer, Barriere Construction Co., LLC, Laplace, La.
- Daniel Schoener, safety officer, Texas DOT, Corpus Christi, Texas
- Eric Schranz, area manager, Austin Bridge & Road, LP, Irving, Texas
- Robert Sengelmann, senior project manager, Barriere Construction Co., LLC, Baton Rouge, La.
- Tony Siciliano, superintendent, Austin Bridge & Road, LP, Lewisville, Texas
- Jerry Singleton, occupational safety specialist, Texas DOT, Atlanta
- Johnny Sotello, safety representative, Sundt, San Antonio, Texas
- Douglas Spivey, project manager, Austin Bridge & Road, LP, Haslet, Texas
- Jimmy Thomas Jr., occupational safety specialist, Texas DOT, Amarillo, Texas
- Jamie Timming, construction manager, Ranger Construction Industries, Inc., Wellington, Fla.
- Roberto Vallejo, general superintendent, Austin Bridge & Road, LP, North Richland Hills, Texas
- Tristan Wilson, project manager, Barriere Construction Co., LLC, Metairie, La
The SCTPP exam contains up to 120 multiple-choice questions that probe knowledge in: assessing project risks; creating project safety plans; implementing and conducting ongoing evaluation of a site-specific operational safety plan; and conducting incident investigations.
Additional information about the program can be found at www.puttingsafetyfirst.org.
The SCTPP program is a signature initiative of the ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity established in 1985 to “promote research, education and public awareness” about the impacts of transportation investment.