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Project Roadsafe

Program Description
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“Employees are Driving a Build-board” … “Attitude Drives Behavior”… “Potentially Impacting Employer Liability”

Project RoadSafe is one of several workplace safety programs produced by Associated General Contractors of Vermont.

Focusing on the safety of employees who drive for work, RoadSafe helps AGC/VT members and the Vermont business community understands the value of safe driving. Data show that motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of fatal workplace injuries. The cost of crashes, especially when they involve major injury or death, far exceeds all expectations, and at times, may cause a business to dissolve.

Project RoadSafe, as the only National Safety Council (NSC) certified training center in Vermont, uses two driver-safety programs from the NSC as part of our overall workplace driver safety curriculum.

Awards

AGC/VT and Project RoadSafe Recipients of 2018 Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety!
   The Associated General Contractors of Vermont and its workplace driver safety program, Project RoadSafe were recognized for their well known, and highly valued workplace safety training programs.
   Governor Phil Scott presented the prestigious award at the Vermont Safety and Health Council EXPO on behalf of the Vermont Department of Labor. The award was presented to Richard Wobby, AGC/VT Executive Vice President, and Aimee Ziter, Director of Project RoadSafe
   In presenting the award, Governor Scott noted the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety, is the state’s highest honor in recognizing businesses with exemplary commitment to keeping their workforce safe and healthy. The plaque reads: Outstanding Workplace Safety, Special Recognition for Outreach and Training to the Vermont Construction Industry.
     AGC/VT has a sole dedication and purpose to ensure that all employees will be able to perform the job correctly and safely. Helping keep Vermont road workers safe.

Course Offerings

National Safety Council Credited Course- (Alive @ 25)- Half Day Course

Taught to juniors and seniors at high school Technical Career Centers in Vermont. Many students have chosen careers that may eventually require them to drive for work. This program helps them understand the importance of being safe on the highway while conducting company business and also in their personal lives.

Alive @ 25 is a four-hour instructor-led course that demonstrates how young drivers can take greater responsibility for their driving behavior. This program focuses on behavior, judgment, decision making, and consequences and provides tools for making positive choices. The Alive program also addresses the number one cause of drivers age 15 – 24: motor vehicle crashes.

Businesses that adopt the Alive at 25 program as their young adult driver safety training program show their commitment to safety for employees, their families and the public. This training can also help to improve an organization’s bottom line, lower worker’s compensation insurance costs, decrease fleet premiums, reduce liability exposure and create a culture of safety.

Benefits of the Defensive Driving course include:

  • Potential reduction of collisions, safety violations and employee injuries
  • Certificates of completion for each attendee who completes the course
  • Many insurance companies offer a reduction in their automobile insurance rate upon completion of this course. (Contact your insurance company)
  • Courses are conducted at the NSC sanctioned training center at AGC/VT headquarters by NSC Certified Instructors.

This course is FREE through Project RoadSafe, a grant funded program paid for by the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program. We can come to your location as well!

National Safety Council Credited Course- (DDC-4)- Half Day Course

This four-hour classroom instructor-led course is recognized for its leading-edge curriculum, delivering compelling and proven defensive driving and collision prevention strategies; and has set the standard in the industry for more then 40 years. Whether employees are experienced drivers, assuming new driving tasks or commuting to work, this course will help keep them safer by focusing on taking greater responsibility for their driving behavior, judgment, decision making and consequences. Demonstrating the direct connection between attitude and choice and the potential dreadful results of poor driving conduct for themselves and their employer’s liability.

By the end of the course, employees will understand the importance of being safe, mindful, patient and courteous on the highway while conducting company business; and what it means for their employer. They will also understand the number one cause of occupational workplace fatalities: motor vehicle crashes.

Benefits of the Defensive Driving course include:

  • Potential reduction of collisions, safety violations and employee injuries
  • Certificates of completion for each attendee who completes the course
  • Many insurance companies offer a reduction in their automobile insurance rate upon completion of this course. (Contact your insurance company)
  • Courses are conducted at the NSC sanctioned training center at AGC/VT headquarters by NSC Certified Instructors.

This course is FREE through Project RoadSafe, a grant funded program paid for by the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program. We can come to your location as well!

DDC-4 class at J.P. Sicard in Barton, VT

Other Training Courses

Other training courses offered by Project RoadSafe include:

  • One-hour general driver safety refresher course
  • One-hour driver safety training as part of OSHA training
  • One-hour driver safety training as part of MSHA training

Location: The AGC/VT Training Center, the Northeast Regional Safety Academy is located at the AGC/VT offices at 1 Graves Street in Montpelier.

Additional Services

Other services provided by Project RoadSafe include:

  • A monthly electronic newsletter to individual businesses, business organizations, private and public safety officials, and the news media.
  • Brochures/Palm cards targeting company, hardware, and human costs of workplace traffic crashes.
  • Assist employers to promote workplace traffic safety policies targeting distracted driving, occupant protection and impaired driving.
  • Presentations on distracted driving, employer liability, alcohol/drugs in fleet management, and much more. Call to book Project RoadSafe at your Company Safety Day, Conferences, and Safety Symposiums. Programs tailored to Company needs.

If you would like to request a workplace driver-safety training session (FREE OF CHARGE), or need assistance to create a better workplace driver safety program, please contact:

Aimee Ziter, Director
AGC/VT Project RoadSafe
Associated General Contractors of Vermont
PO Box 750, 1 Graves Street
Montpelier, VT 05601
TEL: 802-223-2374
FAX: 802-223-1809
aimee@agcvt.org