The concept of going about highway and street maintenance in an environmentally acceptable manner is of great importance to state and local agencies. This webinar series explores how to perform routine highway maintenance and achieve quality production while being environmentally responsible and compliant.

Topics to be discussed are defining pollution, why we should be concerned, general permits, groundwater protection, surface water management, typical highway maintenance operations, work in and around streams, waste management, and spill prevention/response. This course is designed for supervisors and crew members performing maintenance work on the roadway with a desire to be environmental stewards. It is much easier and less expensive to prevent environmental mishaps than it is to clean them up.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
• Increase awareness of the environmental aspects of your work.
• Understand how to perform work and be compliant with the environmental program requirements.
• Outline information on where to get answers to environmental questions.
• Identify pollutants that could be released into the environment if work is not properly done.

PART 1 of 3 – Pollution Defined and Why It is Important; General Permits and Requirements (7/14/22 | 10am-12pm)
In this session attendees will learn what are the different types of pollution, why should you be concerned, what agencies and regulations are involved, and what are the key pollutants for highway maintenance crews.

PART 2 of 3 – Typical Highway Maintenance Operations; Work In and Around Streams (7/21/22 | 10am-12pm)
In session two attendees will learn how to perform maintenance work and be compliant with the environmental program requirements. We will also review the requirements for working in or near streams.

PART 3 of 3 – Facility Based Operations, Waste Management, and Spill Prevention/Response (7/28/22 | 10am-12pm)
In session three attendees will learn how to be environmental compliant with highway facilities, what to do with the waste generated from maintenance activities, how to prevent spills and what to do if they happen.

🚩Space for this webinar is limited, and Florida local agencies are being given first priority! This webinar is provided at no cost and will award a certificate of training listing the Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a certificate of completion verifying your attendance. Certificates will be awarded only for fully attending and completing this webinar. Each session in the series will award 2.0 PDHs. A total of 6.0 PDHs can be earned for fully attending all sessions.

The following short video provides an overview of this 3-part webinar series.

Instructor Bio:

Photo of instructor Todd MorrisonTodd Morrison, P.E. is a road safety advocate as a speaker, workshop instructor, and online trainer. For the past twelve years he has worked for numerous Contractors, Local Technical Assistance Programs, Cities, Counties, and DOT’s. He has taught over 500 workshops and trained over 15000 individuals. He retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after serving in the Divisions of Construction, Maintenance and Traffic. At the Cabinet, he worked with environmental, work zone, construction and maintenance concerns as an Environmental Coordinator, Maintenance/Traffic Engineer, and as a Branch Manager for Operations. Recently, Todd served for two years as Kentucky’s Safety Circuit Rider helping local agencies identify low cost improvements to reduce crashes. Todd is an ATSSA certified Traffic Control Supervisor, Flagging Instructor, and Traffic Control Design Specialist.

Environmental Awareness for Highway and Street Maintenance Operations
3-Part Webinar Series
Note – you must register for each part individually

Please note – we are only able to offer a recording of these webinars for a limited time.
Recordings will be posted here after each live session, and will only be available until August 11, 2022.

Part 1 of 3
Pollution Defined and Why It is Important; General Permits and Requirements

DATE: Thurs., July 14, 2022
TIME: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
LOCATION: GoToWebinar

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Part 2 of 3
Typical Highway Maintenance Operations; Work In and Around Streams

DATE: Thurs., July 21, 2022
TIME: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
LOCATION: GoToWebinar

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Part 3 of 3
Facility Based Operations, Waste Management, and Spill Prevention/Response

DATE: Thurs., July 28, 2022
TIME: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
LOCATION: GoToWebinar

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