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Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Overview Workshop:

This one-day course will provide an introduction to the Highway Safety Manual and an overview of the principles addressed in the four parts of the HSM. The course will be focused on the information necessary to transition from the past Safety Engineering practices to the new principles contained in the HSM. It will stress the benefits of the HSM and the value that the Highway Safety Manual will provide to the ODOT Project Development Process.  Six (6) professional development hours have been calculated for this course.  

Presented on 08/14/2012 - No future trainings scheduled at this time.
  
  
HSM Overview Training Course Manual.pdf
  

Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Focused Training Class:

The one-day course builds upon the overview workshop above and introduces project engineers, designers, planners and program managers to the principles and procedures within the HSM. These courses will be directed to engineers and planners responsible for implementing HSM and using Safety Analyst for developing highway safety plans, programs and projects. Course content will include an overview of the HSM in sufficient detail to allow engineers and planners to understand the fundamental HSM principles, to enable a seamless transition from the current approach, and apply the methodology to highway safety planning, program development and project delivery.  

To register, click HERE.

  
  
HSM Focused Training Course Manual.pdf
  
Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Freeway Training Class:
 
This course builds upon the Focused Training Course for the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) and introduces project engineers, designers, planners and program managers to the principles and procedures relating to freeway and interchange safety analysis. Course content will include an overview of the ISATe evaluation tools in sufficient detail to allow engineers and planners to understand how safety performance is associated with design and geometric elements, as well as how to apply the methodology to highway safety planning, program development and project delivery.
 
To register, click HERE.
  
  
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ODOT Traffic Academy - Safety Studies Course:

This one-day course is designed to assist in understanding the various aspects of safety studies. It is intended to improve study content and organization. This course is also a prequalification requirement for consultants who want to prepare safety studies. The course will include elements of both the workshop and focused training class presentations as they pertain to safety studies. 

Based on recent changes included the ASSHTO Highway Safety Manual (HSM), the Department has determined that all consultants currently prequalified in Safety Studies must complete a revised training course based on the new procedures.  The HSM provides methodology for evaluating transportation safety measures similar to traffic operations, environmental impacts, and construction costs.   FHWA is supporting the implementation of the HSM and ODOT is one of the lead states in the country for this initiative. The most significant change is the elimination of crash rate.   A crash rate can be misleading and is not the best predictor of a safety project.   The HSM uses a relationship between crashes and ADT that is not linear.   Safety Performance Functions (SPF) use this relationship between ADT and large sample of crashes for similar sites to predict the number of crashes that should be occurring on a route with similar site conditions.   The SPF removes the random error from crashes.

In order to remain prequalified, consultants must complete the revised training course prior to January 1, 2015.  The revised training course was first held in January 2013.

To register, click HERE. 

  
  
Traffic Academy - Safety Studies.pdf
  
HSM Cover
 
 

 Contact

 

Derek Troyer
(614) 387-5164
Derek.Troyer@dot.state.oh.us

Michael McNeill
(614) 387-1265
Michael.McNeill@dot.state.oh.us