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Accessible Sidewalks - Design Issues for Pedestrians with Disabilities (GI385)
U.S. Access Board, (41 minutes)
Shows why good design, construction, and maintenance of sidewalks, crosswalks, etc., are vital for pedestrians with disabilities. Four segments discuss design issues for pedestrians: wheelchairs, ambulatory impairments, low vision, and blind.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials, and engineers.

Highway Safety: The Silent Factor (SA105)
FHWA (30 minutes)
Features recent improvements in highway safety. Topics include breakaway devices, railroad/highway crossings, acceleration lanes, pavement markings, crash cushions, pedestrian signals, new symbol signs, and highway barriers.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents in large municipalities.

It’s About Time - Traffic Signal Management: Cost Effective Street Capacity and Safety (SA348)
FHWA (13 minutes)
Explains how traffic signals can be made to operate more efficiently at a very low cost. One of the least expensive and quickest methods to improve a signal is to retime it. This reduces congestion, saves travel time, reduces aggressive driving behavior, the number of severe accidents, and fuel consumption.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents and traffic engineers of municipalities with traffic lights.

Making Safer Roads (GI252)
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (12 minutes)
Discusses the roadside/right-of-way hazards associated with secondary roads. Experts explain how to alleviate these hazards using a common-sense approach.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents and municipal officials.

Night Lights: How Retroreflectivity Makes Our Roads Safer (SA350)
ATSSA (11 minutes)
How bright, reflective material on roadways and on traffic safety devices saves lives by improving the roadway. The importance of wearing reflective clothing while engaged in outdoor activities after dark, and nighttime work zone situations.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials and crews, and the general public.

Trenching and Shoring Safety in Construction Environments
(SW 483)
The Training Network (22 Minutes)
Construction work can expose employees to some pretty serious hazards. Compared to other areas on a construction site, working in the excavation more than doubles an employee's chances of being killed on the job. And, some of the greatest excavation hazards can be encountered when employees work in a trench. This training program provides employees with the information they need to work safely in and around a trench (OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926)
Suggested Audience: Highway and Public Works Officials, Foremen & Crews, Engineers

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