R.O.A.D. Ready is a Risk Pool program designed to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect property by raising Member awareness of dangers on and near roadways. The Pool will provide participating Members with: (1) specifically designed resources and training to mitigate roadway risks; and (2) promotional materials to show they are R.O.A.D. Ready.
The Pool launched the program in January 2022 and has designated each successive January as R.O.A.D. Ready month. To participate, a Member should: (1) make a commitment to becoming R.O.A.D. Ready by providing internal roadway safety training or using the Pool’s resources to do so; and (2) participating in national roadway, vehicle, or work zone programs.
Is your entity R.O.A.D. Ready? Recognize the Hazards; Observe People, Processes, and Equipment; Assess the Risk Level; and Determine the Safest Course of Action.
Gearing up for
R.O.A.D. Ready Month
January is the Risk Pool’s official R.O.A.D. Ready month. R.O.A.D. Ready Members can encourage their employees, and other members, in several ways, including:
Setting an example by becoming R.O.A.D. Ready (e.g., making roadway safety a priority and having policies, procedures, and a continuous awareness and improvement process).
Promoting R.O.A.D. Ready by participating in other national roadway, vehicle, or work zone outreach activities.
Providing roadway safety training, or utilizing TMLIRP’s training programs, to help bring awareness to roadway exposures.
Library of Resources to Improve Roadway Work Zone Safety for All Roadway Users.
This section includes information about work zone training courses, programs, and video/DVDs available nationwide. Links to major training organizations are also provided.
This section includes the information and resources about flaggers, including State requirements and training.
NIOSH has recently developed a library of diagrams showing the size and shape of the blind spots from a variety of construction vehicles. This might be useful in looking at your own equipment or helping you in decisions about purchasing new equipment.
Provides information on Internal Traffic Control Plans and how to develop them. Provides information on potential blind spots
The Responder Safety Learning Network (RSLN) are a project of the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI), a Committee of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman's Association. The RSLN is an online training network delivering critical safety training for roadway incident responders. All training is free and delivered 24/7/365 on demand. The self-paced modules include critical components of roadway operations safety in an emergency situation, including: Advance Warning, Blocking, High Visibility, Traffic Control, Public Outreach, Incident Command, and more.
Through a special agreement with the Federal Highway Administration, the Responder Safety Learning Network (RSLN) offers a National TIM Training Certificate for registered users who complete ten specific RSLN online self-paced programs.
Provides information, research, and education opportunities related to roadway initiatives.
Provides free training, education and resources on distracted driving, aggressive driving/speeding, passenger restraint, impaired driving and other transportation and driver safety topics.
Provides resources on road and highway safety, including the free Lone Star Roads newsletter and a video lending library.
Relevant and useful training is at the core of the TxLTAP program, and course topics are diverse. Either register for a prescheduled course near you or a TxLTAP instructor will come to you. Just contact TxLTAP staff to book a class that fits your needs. There is no charge for TxLTAP training.
The answer lies in the adoption of 5 Cornerstones: Wear your Vest; Wear your Belt; Watch your Speed; Stay Fit; and 540. These cornerstones are communicated through weekly roll call trainings created and communicated by the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) Officer Safety Committee
The Workplace Safety Resource Center offers a listing of links to safety videos, hosted mainly on YouTube, by government, educational, and safety organizations.