October 13, 2016
NEW! safety program for transportation professionals
David Zachry, P.E., President and CEO Zachry Corporation, is serving a second term as Chairman for ARTBA for 2016-2017. Click here for more info.
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) has launched a new safety certification program aimed at transportation professionals who make safety-related decisions on projects.
The program, Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals (SCTPP), is also designed as a means of creating a safety benchmark for “future civil engineering and construction management program graduates who are interested in employment with industry leading firms.”
“Ensuring that our project sites are the safest possible environments for all who work in and travel through them can’t just be the safety director’s job,” says ARTBA Chairman David Zachry, president and CEO of the Zachry Corporation in San Antonio, Texas. “There are no safety ‘accidents.’ There are safety incidents. And we need to do our best to prevent them. It is our moral obligation and it is good business practice.”
Zachry adds the association believes the program will help identify and reward transportation officials demonstrating “competency in this critical management area.”