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Get tips for hosting an NWZAW event

Attend ATSSA’s free Jan. 25 webinar and hear from event veterans

If you’ve ever wanted to host an event during National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) or considered hosting the national kickoff, ATSSA’s Jan. 25 webinar is the resource you need.

WHAT: Tools and Tips for Holding a NWZAW Event webinar

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2-3 p.m. ET

REGISTRATION: Free and now open.

Tools and Tips for Holding a NWZAW Event” will be moderated by ATSSA COO & CFO Mitzi Osterhout and include the following panelists:

  • Chuck Bergman, Work Zone Technician, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), 2020 and 2021 host agency 
  • A representative from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
  • Rick Smith, Estimator, RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Lafayette, Ind.
  • Greg Webb, New Mexico ATSSA Chapter President and owner of Globosocks LLC, Albuquerque, N.M.  
  • Lori Diaz, Director, The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation


NWZAW is a national event held each spring to focus on roadway work zone safety. The national kickoff event is hosted by a selected state department of transportation (DOT) and focuses on the safety of roadway workers and the importance of staying alert to work zones.

This year’s event is April 11-15 and hosted by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) with the theme of “Work Zones are a Sign to Slow Down.”

The week features a special event each day:

  • Monday, April 11 — Work Zone Safety Training Day
  • Tuesday, April 12 — National kickoff event  
  • Wednesday, April 13 — Go Orange Day
  • Thursday, April 14 — Social media storm 
  • Friday, April 15 — Moment of Silence. This is new for 2022 and remembers the people who lost their lives in a work zone incident.


Join us for the Jan. 25 webinar and learn how you can hold a successful NWZAW event and the resources available to help you amplify the important message of work zone safety. If you aren’t available on Jan. 25, the webinar will be recorded and available for viewing afterward.

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