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Empowering Safety – FDOT’s Work Zone Safety Awareness Week Call to Action

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Work Zone Safety Awareness Week (WZSAW) is an annual spring campaign held to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. This training, presented by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in partnership with the Florida LTAP Center, aims to shed light on the importance of safe work zones for all users, especially during this annual campaign.

In this session, we will present crash statistics to illustrate work zone crash trends, as well as offer insights from design, construction, and law enforcement perspectives. We will discuss why WZSAW matters and how it serves as a reminder for designers and contractors of the importance of safety in these areas. We will also reflect on the “Moment of Silence” which honors those who have lost their lives in work zones.

The training will include a recap of events from the past week and key takeaways. Finally, we will end the session with a call to action for all attendees, providing them with tangible strategies and resources to make a difference and improve safety in work zones.

From understanding crash trends to implementing effective safety measures, this session will arm attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to effect positive change. Join us for this important discussion on how we can all work together to make our highways safer and work together towards Florida’s target of zero fatalities and serious injuries.

Space for this event is limited, and first priority for tickets is being given to local and state government agencies. For disability accommodations, please contact the Florida LTAP Center at FloridaLTAP@usf.edu a minimum of three (3) working days in advance to the training session.

By attending this training, attendees will:

  • Gain insight into work zone crash trends through the presentation of relevant data, enabling attendees to understand the scope and nature of work zone crashes.
  • Explore both successes and challenges in enhancing safety within work zones, providing attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the factors influencing work zone safety.
  • Receive actionable strategies to make a tangible difference in improving safety within work zones, fostering a culture of responsibility and proactive engagement among attendees.

This training is provided at no cost and will award a certificate to those fully attending and completing the session. Professional Development Hours will be provided to those that request these during registration. A total of 1.0 PDH can be earned for fully attending this training.


  • Lynn Decker, PE, RSP1 – ELEMENT Engineering Group (Moderator)
  • Emmeth Duran, PE, RSP2I – FDOT D7 Traffic Safety Program Engineer
  • Conrad Campbell, PE – FDOT D7 District Construction Engineer
  • Olivia Townsend, PE – FDOT CO State Construction Specialty Engineer
  • TBD – Law enforcement representative

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April 19
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Florida LTAP Center
(813) 974-4450
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CUTR, 3808 USF Alumni Drive, Room 202
Tampa, Florida 33620
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