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113 New Transportation Project ProfessionalsEarn Safety Certification Credential

Parul Dubey on February 5, 2020 - in News, People

(WASHINGTON)—A total of 113 professionals from 19 companies or agencies representing 15 states have earned the “Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™” (SCTPP) credential over the past six months, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation said today.  
The program was launched with the aim to significantly reduce—or ideally eliminate—the 700 motorist and worker fatalities, and nearly 50,000 injuries that occur annually in and around U.S. transportation project sites. It is targeted at significantly elevating safety awareness among non-safety professionals in the industry—planners, designers, owners, field supervisors and inspectors—who are in decision-making roles from project conception through completion. 
It was designed to bring thousands of more “eyes” to the task of identifying and mitigating potential hazards for workers and motorists commonly found in transportation work zones—skills identified through the certification. 
Since its launch in late 2016, 473 individuals from 96 companies representing 38 states and the District of Columbia have earned the prestigious credential, which is valid for three years.
In May 2018, the SCTPP earned the “stamp of approval” from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024:2012 international standard.
The latest list of “Safety Certified Transportation Project Professionals” includes:  

  • Ernesto Alvarado, engineering tech, TXDOT, Pharr, Texas
  • Jennifer Allen, staff civil engineer, Burns McDonnell, Chicago, Ill.
  • Michael Anderson, district engineer, TXDOT, Atlanta, Texas
  • Carlos Arcila Colorado, assistant construction manager, TXDOT, New Braunfels, Texas
  • Hammad Asad, HSE technician, Allan Myers, Fairfax, Va.
  • Richard Baird, transportation specialist, TXDOT, El Paso, Texas
  • Logan Barton, safety officer, TXDOT, Yoakum, Texas
  • Jonathan Boone, construction inspector iv, TXDOT, Abilene, Texas
  • Ray Brady, area engineer, TXDOT, Marshall, Texas
  • Charles Brazil, area engineer, TXDOT, Lufkin, Texas
  • Taylor Burcham, safety supervisor, Lynx Contractors, Inc., San Marcos, Texas
  • Norman Burke, senior safety supervisor, Wright Brothers Construction, Charleston, Tenn.
  • Mark Burwell, transportation specialist, TXDOT, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Garrison Campfield, construction inspector, TXDOT, Kerrville, Texas
  • Paul Capps, senior project manager, Superior Construction Company, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
  • Jason Case, project manager, TXDOT, Angleton, Texas
  • Richard Cash, safety officer, TXDOT, San Antonio, Texas
  • Luis Castillo Jr., transportation engineer, TXDOT, Laredo, Texas
  • Norbert Chavez, construction inspector, TXDOT, Pleasanton, Texas
  • Sean Clary, senior project engineer, Burns and McDonnell, Dallas, Texas
  • Gary Coleman, senior technical health and safety manager, Aldridge Electric, Libertyville, Ill.
  • Brian Compton, construction inspector, TXDOT, Kerrville, Texas
  • Jonathan Concha, transportation engineer, TXDOT, El Paso, Texas
  • Jason Confer, HSE technician, Allan Myers, Elkton, Md.
  • Randal Cooper, engineer, TXDOT, Lufkin, Texas
  • John Cordary, engineer, TXDOT, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Amelia De La Garza, construction project engineer, TXDOT, San Antonio, Texas
  • Matthew Dedie, superintendent, Austin Industries, Kemp, Texas
  • Cameron Delestienne, HSE technician, Allan Myers, Atglen, Pa.
  • Lutfi Dema, director of HSE, Skanska USA Civil, Orlando, Fla.
  • William Dhone, safety, TXDOT, Lufkin, Texas
  • Daniel Donahoe, division manager, Barriere Construction Company, LLC, Metairie, La.
  • Brogden Duffy, field engineer, Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Jason Duncan, area engineer, TXDOT, Hillsboro, Texas
  • Ryan Duplantis, field engineer, Barriere Construction Co. LLC, LaPlace, La.
  • Andrew Ellenberger, senior safety coordinator, DLZ Industrial, LLC, Burns Harbor, Ind.
  • Ricardo Farciert, engineering tech, TXDOT, Angleton, Texas
  • Marcus Flores, construction inspector, TXDOT, Snyder, Texas
  • Justin Foster, safety officer, TXDOT, Maud, Texas
  • Seth Franks, transportation engineer, TXDOT, Lufkin, Texas
  • Stephen Gardner, general superintendent, Archer Western, Tampa, Fla.
  • James Gibson, construction inspector, TXDOT, Bryan, Texas
  • Robert Godina, occupational safety specialist, TXDOT, Midlothian, Texas
  • Jeffery Griggs, safety officer, TXDOT, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Christopher Grose, professional engineer, TXDOT, San Antonio, Texas
  • Tony Gunter, superintendent, Austin Industries, Escondido, Calif.
  • Charlie Haggerton, construction inspector, PaveTex, San Antonio, Texas
  • Tom Harris, corporate safety director, Wright Brothers Construction Co, Inc.,
    Charleston, Tenn.
  • Stanley Hensley, supervisor, TXDOT, Belton, Texas
  • Philip Hountha, superintendent, Barriere Construction, LLC, LaPlace, La.
  • Jason Hudson, construction inspector vi, TXDOT, Georgetown, Texas
  • Bryce Ingram, field safety manager, Austin Industries, Calera, Okla.
  • James Janak, project manager, TXDOT, Victoria, Texas
  • Robert Johnson, transportation engineer, TXDOT, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jamie Johnson, safety professional, TXDOT, San Antonio, Texas
  • Andrew Keightley, field engineer, Barriere Construction Company, LLC, Norco, La.
  • Benjamin Kent, transportation engineer, TXDOT, Sonora, Texas
  • Jonathan Krause, area safety manager, Lane Construction, Ontario, Calif.
  • Lawrence Kylman, safety officer, TXDOT, Waco, Texas
  • Kyle Lacey, construction inspector iv, TXDOT, Big Spring, Texas
  • David Lagueux, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Salisbury, Md.
  • Roy Lewis, plant operations manager, Austin Industries, Irving, Texas
  • Brian Malette, project manager, Austin Industries, Irving, Texas
  • Mike Manning, VP of operations, Austin Industries, Irving, Texas
  • Miguel Martinez, field engineer, Superior Construction Company, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
  • Scott McKinney, project manager, Bell and Associates Construction, LP, Brentwood, Tenn.
  • Rory Meadors, main tech, TXDOT, Bryan, Texas
  • Timothy Meeks, maintenance section supervisor, TXDOT, Hillsboro, Texas
  • Kyle Mellon, HSE technician, Allan Myers, Media, Pa.
  • Bradley Middleton, safety manager, Drill Tech Drilling and Shoring Inc., Antioch, Calif.
  • Adam Miller, construction inspector, SAI Consulting Engineers, Friedens, Pa.
  • Kimber Moore-Cooks, engineer, Burns & McDonnell, Carrollton, Texas
  • Patrick Moran, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Bel Air, Md.
  • Anette Moss, engineering tech, TXDOT, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Teresa Muehlberger-McMillian, lead safety officer (HSE), TXDOT, Pharr, Texas
  • Brent Neal, field engineer, Barriere Construction Company, LLC, Covington, La.
  • David Nelson, general superintendent, Austin Industries, Irving, Texas
  • Christopher Niedorf, maintenance section supervisor, TXDOT, Clifton, Texas
  • Luke O’connor, staff civil engineer, Burns & McDonnell, Chicago, Ill.
  • Gregory Olson, construction inspector, TXDOT, Abilene, Texas
  • Juan Ortiz Horrach, field engineer, Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • David Oster, transportation specialist, TXDOT, Euless, Texas
  • Eric Otero, construction inspector, TXDOT, San Antonio, Texas
  • Gilbert Perez, crew chief, TXDOT, San Antonio, Texas
  • Jenna Peterson, field engineer, Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Jason Philip, field engineer, SAI Consulting Engineers, Fairhope, Pa.
  • Oscar Pilhoefer, safety specialist, TXDOT, El Paso, Texas
  • Ronnie Pruitt, construction inspector vi, TXDOT, San Antonio, Texas
  • Ryan Pucker, field engineer, Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Alex Ramos, HSE regional manager, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Leland, N.C.
  • Shannon Ramos, professional engineer, TXDOT, Lufkin, Texas
  • Travis Rapp, bridge inspector, Burns & McDonnell, Springdale, Ark.
  • Traci Ray, safety officer, TXDOT, Odessa, Texas
  • Peter Ross, engineer, TXDOT, Keene, Texas
  • Francisco Ruiz, safety coordinator, TXDOT, Lubbock, Texas
  • Christopher Rust, inspector ii, TXDOT, Lake Jackson, Texas
  • Lafe Sargent, project manager, Austin Industries, Irving, Texas
  • Ethan Schwan, field engineer, Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Jason Septer, senior project manager, Burns & McDonnell, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Gary Shelnutt, transportation specialist, TXDOT, Abilene, Texas
  • Travis Singleton, transportation engineer, TXDOT, Longview, Texas
  • Kent Smith, project manager, Austin Industries, Irving, Texas
  • Thomas Stinson, safety officer, Lu, Inc., Kingston Springs, Tenn.
  • David Swinson III, maintenance section supervisor, TXDOT, Waco, Texas
  • Christina Trowler, engineer, TXDOT, Atlanta, Texas
  • Joshua Varelmann, safety coordinator, DLZ Corporation, Columbus, Ohio
  • Joseph Wallace, work zone safety specialist, Richmond, Va.
  • Ryan Wolff, safety officer, TXDOT, San Antonio, Texas
  • Siong Wong, area engineer, TXDOT, Texarkana, Texas
  • Stacy Wylie, assistant area engineer, TXDOT, Longview, Texas
  • Eric Yates, regional safety manager, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc., Wilmington, N.C.
  • Michael Zanella, senior project manager, Austin Industries, Mansfield, Texas
  • Jules Zinsmeyer, transportation specialist, TXDOT, Hondo, Texas


The SCTPP exam contains up to 120 multiple-choice questions that probe knowledge in: assessing project risks; creating project safety plans; implementing and conducting ongoing evaluation of a site-specific operational safety plan; and conducting incident investigations. 
Additional information about the program can be found at www.puttingsafetyfirst.org.
The SCTPP program is a signature initiative of the ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity established in 1985 to “promote research, education and public awareness” about the impacts of transportation investment.


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