Crossland Safety Director Earns “Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™”

Real People

21 September, 2017

WASHINGTON)—Doug Westervelt, Safety Director with Crossland Construction Company, Inc., has earned the “Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™” (SCTPP) credential, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation announced today.  

The SCTPP program is aimed at the thousands of transportation project workers, supervisors, foremen, inspectors, managers, manufacturers and materials suppliers, designers, equipment operators and owners who could make a huge, industry-wide safety impact by learning core competencies necessary to identify and mitigate potentially life-threatening on-site risks.

“Our goal is to help cause a demonstrable reduction in the number of deaths and injuries that occur on and around transportation project sites each year,” ARTBA President Pete Ruane said.  “We believe we can do that if all of the key decision makers, from project inception through completion, have safety top of mind. By earning the certification, Doug has demonstrated competency in this critical management area.”

The two-and-a-half hour SCTPP exam contains up to 120 multiple-choice questions that probe knowledge in: assessing project risks; creating project safety plans; implementing and conducting on-going evaluation of a site-specific operational safety plan; and conducting incident investigations. It has been designed to meet the rigorous protocols required for accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Organization for Standardization ISO/IEC 17024: “Conformity Assessment: General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons.”

The professional certification is valid for three years. Recertification will require documented, continuing learning on the topic or retesting.

SCTPP program operational policies and oversight are led by a high-level, nine-member independent certification commission co-chaired by Ross Myers, CEO & chairman of Pennsylvania-based Allan Myers, Inc., and David Walls, president & CEO of Austin Industries in Dallas.  

For more information about the credential and to see if you meet the test eligibility requirements, visit www.puttingsafetyfirst.org.

The ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity established in 1985, supports a wide portfolio of research, education and public awareness programs and activities aimed at highlighting the importance of U.S. transportation investment.

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