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ATSSA's 2022 Convention & Traffic Expo marks official start of two new councils

Councils address roadway worker protection and women in roadway safety

ATSSA’s 52nd Annual Convention & Traffic Expo officially launches two new association councils—the Roadway Worker Protection Council and Women in Roadway Safety Council.

The Roadway Worker Protection Council evolved from the Roadway Worker Protection Summit held as part of ATSSA’s 2021 Annual Convention & Traffic Expo.

Members who lost an employee as a result of a work zone incident recognized the value of creating resources to help guide others through the process if a tragedy befalls their company. They also recognized the need for greater focus on creating a culture of safety to prevent injuries and deaths.

Those became the two prongs of the Roadway Worker Protection Council’s mission.

That Council will meet Feb. 13 from 7:30-10 a.m. The meeting will include multiple speakers addressing worker and workplace safety issues.

The Women in Roadway Safety Council held an organizational meeting at ATSSA’s Midyear Meeting in August. ATSSA President & CEO Stacy Tetschner originated the idea for that Council with the aim of formalizing a way for women to network, learn from one another and develop leadership skills in the male-dominated roadway worker infrastructure industry.

More than two dozen members took part in that meeting, including several men who expressed their interest in and support for the council. The Council, which is open to men and women, provides men with the opportunity to hear from industry women as they seek to diversify their teams.

At the 2022 Convention & Traffic Expo, the Women in Roadway Safety Council meeting will include a panel discussion with women representing a manufacturer, a contractor and a public agency, said ATSSA Director of Member Engagement Pamala Bouchard.

“The panelists will discuss the importance of this new initiative and why it’s beneficial to their organization,” Bouchard said.

The Women in Roadway Safety Council will meet Feb. 14 from 7:45-8:50 a.m.

ATSSA’s 52nd Annual Convention & Traffic Expo reunites the roadway safety industry in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 11-15. Check out full details and register.

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