Work Zone Safety Grant

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) takes an active role in monitoring, improving and advancing safety for work zone workers. As a trusted partner, the FHWA has awarded ATSSA multi-year grants in 2006, 2011, 2013, and 2016 to provide roadway safety training nationwide for workers and others who make their livelihood on America's roadways. Since 2006, approximately 80,000 workers have been trained in a variety of ATSSA roadway safety training courses at an extremely low cost and have also been given access to a wide range of invaluable and informative products at no cost.

The benefits of Work Zone Safety Grant training include:

  • Employers are compliant with state or federal mandates and their employees are up-to-date on standards
  • Confidence knowing employees have been trained to set up work zones correctly
  • Free technical guidelines allow workers to be equipped with accurate and current information which can be applied on the spot

ATSSA offers the following Work Zone Safety Grant training:

  • Nine Work Zone Safety Grant training courses, co-developed by FHWA and ATSSA, are offered to public agencies at request for $0. Private firms can partner with their public agency to hold a course. Private entities cost is $25 per participant - Course Descriptions
  • ATSSA Work Zone Safety Grant training offers the TCT, TCS, and FIT courses at no charge to public agencies ($0), and low-cost for private firms ($25 per participant) - Course Descriptions

Search Grant Courses

Notice: For this list of courses with descriptions, download the Course Descriptions All grant courses are currently operating on a waitlist. ATSSA will reach out to you if courses become available in your area. To be added to the waitlist, complete the Grant Training Request Form.

For more information about Grant training, please call 800-272-8772 or email

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Training and Information Developed Under Previous Work Zone Safety Grants

As a result of the Grant, ATSSA has developed training, including an App, videos, podcasts, and publications to help inform workers about safety procedures and improve worker knowledge in order to avoid injury during their daily employment activities.

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ATSSA’s Work Zone Safety App is available for download on iOS. This FREE app can help you determine device requirements, incorporate local standards, apply best practices for lane closures, and set up temporary traffic control areas.

Download the Work Zone Safety App

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Learn about this diverse and educational work zone safety program. View the videos below that explain the Grant Overview, Area 1, Area 2, and Area 3 of the Grant.

Watch a Video

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Work Zone Safety Training Modules are interactive presentations that provide workers with information about safety standards, traffic control devices, safety apparel, pedestrian safety, and more. ATSSA also developed Executive Overviews explaining the Work Zone Safety Grant Courses. The PDF presentations explain the material covered in each Grant course.

View a Training Module or Overview

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Guidelines and other documents about work zone safety for roadway workers, including but not limited to: pocket guides, informational brochures, and booklets. Up to 30 guidelines were produced with the 2006 grant.

Download Guidance Documents

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Tuesday Topics live webinars were presented to both ATSSA members and non-members that discussed the benefits of the Grant and training courses offered. Podcasts are easy-listening audio files about work zone data collection, speed enforcement in work zones, safety considerations and operations, temporary work zone requirements, and more.

Find a Webinar or listen to a Podcast