October 06, 2020
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Due to COVID-19, all in-person courses have been cancelled for the remainder of the year. To continue to provide you with quality training with your safety in mind, we are offering online, instructor-led courses through the Zoom platform. Participants are able to interact with the instructor and other participants. We are offering a wide range of courses from one hour to six hours depending on the topic.
We are offering many different dates and times to accommodate all schedules. All of the qualification trainings will require a computer along with access to a personal/work email for our learning management system (LMS). Some of these courses will be split between our live Zoom instructor-led platform and our self-paced LMS, Canvas.

These classes will fill up quick, click on a course below to register!

Kentucky Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (KEPSC)
KEPSC for Roadway Inspectors is required for state and federally funded projects in Kentucky. The course focuses on linear projects such as highway construction.
Work Zone
Traffic Control Qualification Training Program
*This is also a required course for the
Road Scholars program.
Grade & Drain Level I
Grade and Drain Level I training is designed to teach participants the skills and knowledge to become a qualified grade and drain inspector. This course will cover topics such as soil sampling, interpretation of soil profile sheets, specifications of grade and drain construction and visual identification of soil types. 

This is a self-paced course broken up into ten modules. Each module will consist of an instructional video and a knowledge check. Please note that you cannot advance to the next module until you have watched the instructional video and passed the knowledge check. Each module will be available for one week to work through the content, activities, and assessments.
Continuing Education
Our team has been working hard on the development and integration of Pesticide Training. Keep checking our website and social media accounts for the latest updates. We will also send out a special email detailing the release of this courses.

Eyes on the Road, Hands on the Wheel

National Enforcement Mobilization
October 5-12, 2020

Distracted driving has become a national epidemic - endangering passengers, adjacent vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. While distracted driving can take many other forms - adjusting the radio, putting on makeup, eating, or interacting with other passengers - texting has become one of the most common, pervasive forms of distracted driving, and too many drivers are succumbing to this deadly, and often illegal, habit.

In 2018, there were 2,841 people killed and an estimated 400,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Distracted driving is an especially problematic trend among younger drivers. In fact, 8% of drivers 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted at the time of the fatal crashes.

One Text Or Call Could Wreck It All

While those numbers may sound like just statistics, they’re anything but. They could be parents, children, neighbors and friends from right here in Kentucky. There are too many sad tales of deaths and injuries that could have been prevented had drivers been paying attention to the road instead of someone or something else.

So, why do so many people participate in this dangerous behavior? With more technology now than ever, driver distractions have risen to unprecedented levels. We live in a world where people expect instant, real-time information 24 hours a day, and those expectations don’t stop just because someone gets behind the wheel. Drivers still do not realize – or choose to ignore – the danger they create when they take their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel, and their focus off driving.

Yes, this is a national problem, but it also affects us right here in Kentucky. No one is immune from the dangers of distracted driving. So please remember: One text or call could wreck it all.

For more information, visit the Distracted Driving national enforcement mobilization on NHTSA's website at www.Distraction.gov as well as the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety at https://transportation.ky.gov/HighwaySafety/Pages/default.aspx
Join us for FREE
Webinar Wednesday!
Ready to shake up your Wednesdays? This month, the KY LTAP will be offering four interactive webinars, completely free of cost. Each webinar will be worth
one professional development hour, and will be recorded for training purposes.

So what are you waiting for, grab your coffee and join the discussion!

For more information, visit www.kyt2.com/web and remember to bookmark or download our interactive PDF on the bottom of this newsletter so you can stay up to date on our latest webinars that we have available.

Snow and Ice
Route Planning

9:00 am - 10:00 am
This webinar will describe a recently completed project to update the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s snow and ice clearance routes for all 120 counties. The webinar will cover the basics of route planning and describe what data and information are needed to successfully optimize routes. The webinar will also discuss the project’s successes as well as some of the obstacles encountered along the way.

Basics of Retroreflectivity

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Sign retro-reflectivity is an important aspect of roadway safety. FHWA requires that agencies use an appropriate method to maintain minimum levels of retro-reflectivity for their signs. This presentation will discuss several approved methods to help maintain these minimum levels. Additionally, the course will cover sign and reflectivity basics.
Preparing for
Winter Weather

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Preparing for winter weather is key to a successful snow and ice season. Arguably, no roadway maintenance function is more critical to transportation agencies in Kentucky than snow and ice removal. During this presentation, we will discuss how you can prepare facilities, equipment, and personnel for the winter ahead. We will also cover strategies for operating in the COVID-19 era and best practices for protecting drivers and support staff.

Chainsaw Safety Training

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Chainsaws are widely used in wide variety of industries and can be very useful, but it is important to remember they can also be very dangerous. Every year, numerous chainsaw operators and bystanders are seriously injured and killed due to chainsaw accidents. A large majority of these statistics could have been prevented by learning and practicing proper chainsaw safety. During this presentation, we will discuss chainsaw maintenance procedures, how to select and properly use personal protective equipment, and how to safely operate the chainsaw to reduce the risk of injury.
Department of Local Government

The Technology Transfer Program (T2) at UK, in agreement, with the Department of Local Governments (DLG) will provide first-rate educational opportunities for elected officials. T2 has outlined the DLG requirements below for those elected officials needing GOLD hours. Those T2 approved courses are listed under the Local Officials Training Program.

  • The webinar must be live.
  • You must have your webcam on during the entire webinar.
  • You will only receive credit for the amount of time you are on the live webinar.

For a full list of guidelines, visit DLG's website at http://kydlgweb.ky.gov/.
To help serve your training needs during this difficult time, we have converted several of our Roads Scholar and Road Master courses to online courses. You can register for these online courses below or on our website at www.kyt2.com/online. We also have a resource page that lists our free Webinar Wednesday series as well as Tailgate Talks and other great resources for your agencies; visit https://www.kyt2.com/resources.
For more information on these courses and to register online, please click on the corresponding link below:
30- Dec 04 Grade & Drain Level I GRD
October is Pedestrian Safety Month

Whether in a parking lot, crosswalk, or on a road, everyone is a pedestrian. In 2018, there were 6,283 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States, which accounted for 17% of all traffic fatalities in 2018. This equates to a traffic-related pedestrian death every 84 minutes.

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We are continuing to migrate our classes to online training and arranging for speakers to join us for Wednesday Webinar's. We would love to see you too!

Save our interactive PDF to your desktop so you can easily access all of T2's resources and stay up-to-date on our latest additions.

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LTAP Request for Technical Assistance
The Kentucky LTAP Center is dedicated to serving local transportation and public works agencies by providing a wide range of training and technical assistance. Please let us know how we can better serve you by completing the form below with your technical assistance request.