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Kentucky Local Technical Assistance Program - October 05, 2021



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Help us Tailor Trainings, Publications, and Services to Your Needs

This survey is designed to gather information for the Technology Transfer (T2) Program. You may know us as the Kentucky Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), Technology Transfer Program (T2) or as part of the Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC) at the University of Kentucky. The following questions are about this organization, regardless of how you know us.

We hope to improve T2 by tailoring our trainings, publications, and services to meet your needs. By completing this survey, you will help us identify areas that need improvement to better serve you.

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Welcome Our New Employee

Kat Crow is from Virginia Beach and found her second home in Kentucky while attending Asbury University for her degree in Political Science and Economics. She has recently moved back to Kentucky after working for VDOT in the Eastern Region of Virginia. Katherine’s passion for climbing is a large part of what drew her back to Kentucky. With the Red River Gorge just an hour from Lexington, she enjoys spending her free time with friends supporting each other in their outdoor adventures. 


Pesticide Continuing Education

Category 3, 5, 6, 8 and 18


Any person handling, applying or supervising the use of pesticides as part of that person’s job must be certified and licensed by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Non-commercial pesticide applicators must complete 12 hours of training over a three-year period to remain certified. Our workshops offer four hours of continuing education training.

This workshop is for individuals who are currently licensed and need continuing education hours to

maintain their applicator license. The workshop provides three general hours and one specific hour in

categories 3, 5, 6, 8, and 18. Individuals may attend the workshop one time only for credit.

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This course is set up as self-guided modules in Canvas. This means participants will work independently to complete the course.

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Excavation and Trenching Safety

ARTBA 4.5 Professional Development Hours

October 21, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

This course focuses on preventing the main hazards in trenching and excavations like cave-ins, falls, roll-overs, hazardous atmospheres, traffic, electrocutions, water, underground utilities, and other related hazards. ARTBA created this course with the support of the OSHA Harwood grant.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing electronic information about joining the training, training materials, and a pre-test participants need to complete before the class.

The OSHA Harwood grant can only provide training to private workers in the construction industry, and government workers (federal, state and local) who are responsible for occupational safety and health duties in their agencies. 

Runovers and Backovers

ARTBA 4 Professional Development Hours

October 28, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Based on more than two decades of government and industry research, this course includes step-by-step instructions on preventing worker “struck-by” incidents through the creation of “Internal Traffic Control Plans (ITCPs).” It focuses on blind spot recognition, work zone access/egress, and safe backing procedures.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training, training materials, and a pre-test.

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October 14-15, 2021

Sloan Convention Center

Bowling Green, KY

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Please join us for the Kentucky Chapter of the American Public Works Association State Conference in Bowling Green. Attendee and Exhibitor registration has been added to our website. Come out and exhibit your firm’s capabilities in building a new normal for Kentucky. Agenda will be uploaded soon.

Webinar Wednesday

Webinar Wednesday offers free, interactive webinars. Each webinar will be worth one professional development hour, and will be recorded for training purposes.

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. Register below.

All webinars are held in Eastern Standard Time.


"Lookout! Curves ahead!"

Setting Advisory Curve Speeds

October 13

9:00 am - 10:00 am

In 2019, KY had 732 fatalities on public roads. Over 60% of these involve roadway departure. Over 30% involved a curve. On a national level we have three times as many crashes occur on curves compared to straight sections of roadways. These statistics make horizontal curves prime sites for safety improvements. Key to these improvements is a setting a proper curve advisory speed.  This webinar will cover what you can do to keep the public on the road and how to properly set curve advisory speeds using procedures outlined in the MUTCD. The different devices used to set advisory speeds will be discussed.


Drainage Issues?

We've Got Answers

October 27

9:00 am - 10:00 am

There are three things you need to have a good road: drainage, drainage, and drainage. In this short form presentation, elected officials and decision makers will be presented with needed information to help make informed decisions on roadway repair and pavement preservation, including drainage principles, drainage policy, ditches, pipes, installation maintenance.

Roads Scholar and Road Master

Are you graduating from RSRM this year?

If you believe so, or you want to check and see how many credits you have or have remaining, contact Becky Boston for a copy of your transcript.

Becky can be reached by email at becky.boston@uky.edu or by phone 859-257-4509

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Wade Hoskins of Bell County just finished his last RS class.


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The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety in partnership with an Executive Committee of professionals representing the four E’s (engineering, education, emergency services, and enforcement) have developed a series of webinars to bring together best practices, research and innovations to the transportation industry.

These webinars will be offered quarterly from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. EST. The sessions provide a glimpse of the great sessions you will see at the 2023 Kentucky Lifesavers Conference. Participants will receive one professional development hour (PDH) for each session they attend.

Join us for our nex webinar series. Register below!

November 16 - Occupant Protection

Occupant Protection is an important initiative. Kentucky has put in place many initiatives to keep Kentuckians safe on our state’s roadways. Join us as we discuss the Buckle Up Phone Down and Local Hero's initiatives.

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Last chance to renew your KEPSC qualification in 2021!

October 26, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Must have a valid KEPSC Inspector Qualification to attend.


Be sure to register for your Work Zone courses!

Work Zone Supervisor Qualification

October 20, 2021

Basic Work Zone and Flagger Qualification

October 26, 2021

Kentucky Transportation Center

Research Reports

Since 1981, the Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC) has been a leader at the state and national levels in multidisciplinary transportation research. The Center uses applied research to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound and fiscally responsible transportation system that delivers economic opportunity and enhances the quality of life in Kentucky. Below, is one of the most recent reports released:

Development, Implementation, and Tracking of Preventative Safety Metrics

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What gets measured, gets improved. With respect to the safety and health of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) employees, the primary metric used has been the OSHA recordable incident rate. This incident rate measures how often a Cabinet employee sustains an injury that demands more than basic first aid. This metric is important for understanding injury frequencies, but it does not assist with management of the safety, health, and overall well-being of KYTC personnel. Based on a review of leading safety indicators adopted by various industries, this study devised a comprehensive list of safety metrics the Cabinet will benefit from tracking. Metrics were evaluated, organized, weighted, and compiled into a three-tier scorecard that is used to assess performance at KYTC’s district, area, and executive levels. Five major dimensions of an effective safety program were identified: (1) management leadership and commitment, (2) employee engagement, (3) training and competence, (4) hazard identification and control, and (5) evaluation and improvement. Surveys of KYTC districts found that all metrics performed robustly, while stakeholders at executive levels usually assigned lower scores to the five dimensions. Employee engagement had the lowest score. The Cabinet will benefit from seeking out more opportunities to involve employees in the agency’s safety program. Equally, the study reiterates the value of gaining management buy-in, support, and leadership when working to eliminate incidents and injuries.

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October is Pedestrian Safety Month


Whether in a parking lot, crosswalk, or on a road, everyone is a pedestrian. Whether you’re a concerned resident, a parent or a caregiver, you want to do everything you can to make sure you, your loved ones and your neighbors can enjoy walking safely in your community. In 2019, there were 6,205 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States. This equates to a traffic-related pedestrian death every 85 minutes.

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 National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 17-23, 2021. During this week, and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. These rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers: alcohol, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and number of passengers.

Facts about Teen Driver Fatalities

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States.
  • In 2019, there were 2,042 people killed in crashes involving a teen driver, of which 628 deaths were the teen driver.
  • Parents can be the biggest influencers on teens' choices behind the wheel if they take the time to talk with their teens about some of the biggest driving risks.

More information can be found here.


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