VDOT has established a mandatory Work Zone Traffic Safety Training Program (The Work Zone Traffic Control Training Program or WZTCTP).
This program is based on Federal Highway Administration regulations provided in the Code of Federal Regulations (23 CFR 630 Subpart J)
As of July 1, 2009, any employee of a heavy construction company who is responsible for work zone traffic control planning, design, implementation, inspection, and/or supervising the selection, placement, or maintenance of traffic control schemes and devices in work zones on the State Highway System is required to have this training
HRUHCA holds classes to teach the basic, intermediate, and advanced work zone classes using certified instructors at their training facility in Chesapeake, Virginia.
HRUHCA also conducts private classes for those firms who need to train a number of their people and wish to hold a private class at their facility. Please contact Stephanie Rogers, HRUHCA Executive Director at the HRUHCA office (757) 484-7500 if you would like to conduct a private class at a remote site.
In accordance with VDOT Road and Bridge Specification §107.16 (a), a land-disturbing activity that occurs within the VDOT right-of-way must be supervised by a certified Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Contractor who is required to be on-site at all times during that land-disturbing activity.
The VDOT Erosion and Sediment Control Contractor Certification (ESCCC) Program was developed in order to improve upon and replace DCR's former program.
VDOT officially announced the development of the ESCCC Program on January 1, 2002. VDOT's ESCCC Program has been underway since October 8, 2003.
The Hampton Roads Utility and Heavy Contractors Association (HRUHCA), a Virginia professional heavy construction trade association, signed a
memorandum of agreement (MOA) with VDOT in March of 2012 to administer and teach the ESCCC Program.
HRUHCA is currently one of a few associations authorized by VDOT to teach this class on their behalf.
The HRUHCA 10-hour OSHA Construction Safety Course is intended to provide construction workers general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site.
The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may .
encounter on a construction site
The HRUHCA 30-hour OSHA Construction Safety Course is a construction outreach training program that is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility.