April 2018
Roadside Mowing Safety
Spring is here and mowing season is quickly approaching.  Workers who operate mowers face serious safety issues and employers need to make sure that the equipment being used is safe and employees are following safety guidelines.  

If you are responsible for mowing or supervise someone who is, can you answer these safety related questions?

1. What are the two most commonly reported causes of serious injury and death from operating mowers and trimmers?
a. Rollovers and begin caught in the moving parts.
b. Heat stroke and lightning strike.
c. Carbon monoxide poisoning and burns.

2. When operating mowing equipment, it is important to wear clothes that are ______?
a. Expensive
b. Close-fitted
c. Ironed

3. Wear _______ to protect your feet when mowing and trimming.
a. Sandals
b. Tennis shoes
c. Sturdy boots

Learn more about mowing safety by checking out the resources available on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration website ( www.osha.gov).  A Mowing and Trimming Safety Manual is available as well as a section on the Dangers of Roll-Overs of Riding Mowers.  

Upcoming Workshops
11 - Risk Management/Tort Liability, Falls of Rough
12 - Basic Work Zone and Flagger, Prestonsburg
18 - Traffic Incident Management Responder Training, Prestonsburg (AM & PM)
25 - Snow and Ice Removal, Morehead
26 - Basic Work Zone and Flagger, Louisville


To register for any of our classes, visit the Event Calendar online.

For a full list of classes, visit the Event Calendar or call us at 800-432-0719.
For a complete list of workshops, conferences and trainings, 
and to check availability, click here .  
The Low Cost Roadway Safety Improvements workshop that was scheduled for August 1 at Natural Bridge State Resort Park has been changed to May 16.  It will still be at Natural Bridge.  Mark your calendars!
Due to popular demand, registration is now open for an additional Americans With Disabilities Act training.  This workshop is designed to offer participants information allowing them to better understand the needs of disabled individuals.

April 25
Fairfield Inn North, Lexington

To learn more about the training or to register online, click here.

Free Technical Assistance for Local Governments
The Safety Circuit Rider Program is designed to provide safety-related information, training and support to agencies responsible for local roadway safety.  

Jeff Hackbart, Safety Circuit Rider for Kentucky, uses collision data to locate high crash sites along roadways and to assist communities in finding low cost roadway safety improvements.  Examples of these improvements are removal of fixed objects such as trees, brush, stumps, etc., and installation of signage per the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices guidelines.  

The Safety Circuit Rider Program is funded through a grant from the Federal Highway Administration - Kentucky Division in coordination with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  It operates from the Technology Transfer Program (T2) of the Kentucky Transportation Center at the University of Kentucky.  

If you have a safety related question or would like to meet with the Safety Circuit Rider to discuss potential safety improvements for your community, contact Jeff Hackbart at j.hackbart@uky.edu or 502-320-6294.

Additional information about the program can be found online at Kentucky Safety Circuit Rider.  

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of the construction season to encourage safe driving through work zones.  The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones.  

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) invites organizations and residents to pledge to light buildings, structures, bridges and homes in the color orange on Wednesday, April 11 as part of the "Glow Orange, Kentucky" initiative inspired by the nation's observance of "Go Orange Day" to promote work zone safety.

Learn more at www.nwzaw.org
Michelle Adams Memorial Scholarship
The Technology Transfer (T2) Program has dedicated the Snow and Ice course to the memory of Michelle Adams.  Michelle lost her life in a vehicle crash resulting from dangerous winter road conditions outside of Indianapolis, IN.  We were blessed to work with Michelle as a University of Kentucky student and as a staff member.

Mark and Laurie Adams, her parents, have established the Michelle Adams Memorial Scholarship in memory of their daughter.  

This scholarship is available to a student who:
  • is an incoming freshman enrolled full time at the University of Kentucky;
  • is the son or daughter of either an attendee of the Kentucky Transportation Center Snow & Ice Removal course or any public works employee in the state of Kentucky; and
  • demonstrate financial need.
The scholarship award is $1,000.  
Fall Semester Application Deadline: October 31, 2018.
To apply for the scholarship, click  here  to download an application. 
Scholarship Application
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Betty Hickey at 859-257-3354 or  bphickey@engr.uky.edu .

April 11
Modern Traffic Signal Preemption at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

April 12
Smart Human-Centered Collision Prevention System for Bicycles
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm ET

April 18
Prevent Accidents and Traffic Delays: The Art of Delivering and Maintaining Successful Signal Timing Improvements
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

April 19
Temporary Road Surface Mats to Reduce Low Volume Road Damage and Protect Natural Resources
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Additional webinars are listed in the News section of our website, www.kyt2.com.  

Technology Transfer Program | Kentucky Transportation Center | 800-432-0719 | www.kyt2.com