This course addresses the need for tribal leaders (employers) and tribal transportation personnel (employees) in California and Nevada to develop competency in OSHA and state standards and requirements and be better able to recognize hazards and integrate work zone safety considerations in planning, managing, and field operation of roadway/highway construction projects on tribal lands.

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This course is funded by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration - Accelerating Safety Activities Program (ASAP) and addresses the FAS focus area of Pedestrian Crashes by developing and providing an online educational module on tribal pedestrian road safety audits (PSAs) featuring: (1) a 7 – 10 minute case study podcast about the La Jolla Tribe’s partnership with CPHD to perform a PSA of a known trouble spot in the tribal community and the practices, lessons and outcomes generated by the PSA; (2) instructional resources including PSA guidelines and pedestrian safety countermeasures; (3) lessons designed to help users apply the information; (4) a quiz to help users test their knowledge; (5) links to TA resources; and (6) brief pre- and post-test evaluation surveys.

The California Department of Transportation - Environmental Justice grant program has funded the National Indian Justice Center (NIJC) to create educational resources for California tribal communities to provide them with guidelines and processes for conducting Road Safety Audits (RSA). FHWA will demonstrate how to conduct an effective RSA in a training video that will be designed to cultivate other trainers within tribal communities.A companion online course will be developed to reinforce information and concepts from the video and to foster better awareness among tribal community members of the benefits of RSAs for increasing roadway multi-modal safety.

The Tribal Traffic Safety Justice Liaison Project addresses the Victims of Drunk and Impaired Driving – Underserved Community topic area. Over 36-months, the National Indian Justice Center (NIJC), administrator of a Tribal Transportation Technical Assistance Program (TTAP), will develop and pilot a program that provides comprehensive training and technical assistance (TTA) resources to tribal and non-tribal justice system personnel to help them provide more effective and culturally competent services to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of alcohol-related motor vehicles crashes.
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