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March 7, 2018 11:00 AM, EST
41 People Earn ARTBA Safety Certification So Far in 2018
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Some 41 people have earned the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s safety certification designed for transportation project professionals so far in 2018.

The safety certification program is geared toward people who work on transportation projects, such as supervisors, foremen, inspectors, managers, manufacturers and materials suppliers, designers, equipment operators and owners.

According to an ARTBA press release issued March 6, the industry professionals who have earned the award represent 13 states and 13 companies. The certification, established is September 2016, is valid for three years.

The press release states that these people “could make a huge, industrywide safety impact by learning core competencies necessary to identify and mitigate potentially life-threatening on-site risks.”

To receive the certification, participants take a two-and-a-half-hour exam that contains 120 multiple choice questions on assessing project risks, creating project safety plans, implementing and conducting on-going evaluation of a site-specific operational safety plan and conducting incident investigations.

The newest recipients of ARTBA’s safety certification are:

• Michael Barefoot, safety manager, Webber, North Richland Hills, Texas

• Andy Bates, project manager, Allan Myers, Schwenksville, Pa.

• Nicholas Benyovszky, field engineer, Allan Myers, New Britain, Pa.

• Jeffrey Bickel, field engineer, Allan Myers, Collegeville, Pa.

• John Breck, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, Blandon, Pa.

• John Bridge, project manager, Austin Bridge & Road, Keller, Texas

• Robert Brode, safety, Allan Myers, Pylesville, Md.

• Ethan Brown, project engineer, Wright Brothers Construction Co., Smyrna, Ga.

• Laurie Bryan, project manager, Allan Myers, North Beach, Md.

• Bradley Bushey, senior project engineer, Allan Myers, Glen Allen, Va.

• William Colley, foreman, Austin Bridge & Road, North Richland Hills, Texas

• Kevin Colwell, Gallagher Asphalt, Channahon, Ill.

• Galen Cooter, SH&E manager, AECOM, Corona, Calif.

• Cody Fry, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, Mechanicsville, Va.

• David Gilinger, craft development trainer, Allan Myers, Phoenixville, Pa.

• George Herceg III, project manager, Allan Myers, Midlothian, Va.

• Jeremy Hostetler, area safety manager, The Lane Construction Corp., Deltona, Fla.

• David Houghton, Wright Brothers Construction Co., Charleston, Tenn.

• Ryan Houston, project manager, Wright Brothers Construction Co., Charleston, Tenn.

• Gene Howard, project manager, Superior Construction, Jacksonville, Fla.

• Bob Kaiser, superintendent, Austin Bridge & Road, Irving, Texas

• Ryan Kaufmann, field engineer, Barriere Construction Co., Slidell, La.

• Christopher Kirby, director of risk management, Colas Inc., Morristown, N.J.

• Corey Lovelace, CAD tech, Wright Brothers Construction Co., Cleveland, Tenn.

• Jacob Macheca, field engineer, Barriere Construction Co., Bush, La.

• Adam Maier, safety professional, Terracon Consultants, Olathe, Kan.

• Domenic Marino, project manager, Allan Myers, Havertown, Pa.

• Andrew Morris, field manager, Allan Myers, Gloucester, Va.

• Robby Oliff, senior safety supervisor, The Lane Construction Corp., Alexandria, Va.

• Mohammed Raoof, assistant project manager, Superior Construction, Jacksonville, Fla.

• David Reeve, foreman, Allan Myers, Audubon, N.J.

• Daniel Rieck, superintendent, Allan Myers, Williamsburg, Va.

• Doug Riley, safety director, Green Acres Contracting Co., Scottdale, Pa.

• Scott Shuey, operating group safety professional, Terracon Consultants Inc., Platte City, Mo.

• Robert Snyder, HSE regional manager, Allan Myers, Worcester, Pa.

• Eric Tombaugh, general superintendent, Austin Bridge & Road, Irving, Texas

• Damien Vrontisis, senior project engineer, Allan Myers, East Norriton, Pa.

• Stephen Wargo, project manager, Allan Myers, Dowingtown, Pa.

• Andrew Wingard, superintendent, Allan Myers, Glen Allen, Va.

• Jim Wright, director of safety and health, Terracon Engineering, Olathe, Kan.

• Stephen Young, EHS manager, RK&K, Morgantown, Pa.