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2018 Annual Work Zone Safety Conference

  • March 28, 2018
  • 8:30 am–2:30 pm

2018 Annual Work Zone Safety Conference

The New Jersey Work Zone Safety Conference promotes work zone safety awareness on local and state roadways specifically for a multi-disciplinary audience of construction, engineering, and maintenance and operations personnel, and public safety professionals.

There will be a panel discussion that will cover cone crew operations and a presentation addressing the NJDOT 295/I-76/Route 42 Interchange project in Camden County from a work zone safety perspective. There will also be a keynote presentation on connected vehicles and traffic control devices followed by a presentation on large truck safety in work zones. Finally, the Maryland Department of Transportation will present their experiences and lessons learned with automated speed enforcement technology in work zones.

As part of the program, the New Jersey Work Zone Safety Excellence Awards – recognizing inspirational efforts of individuals, companies and roadway agencies that have demonstrated effective temporary traffic control in planned work zones on New Jersey roadways – will also be presented.

Registration is complimentary, however, seating is limited.

Date & Time

March 28, 2018
8:30 am–2:30 pm


Conference Center at Mercer
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550 United States

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Additional Information

Dave Maruca, Project Manager | 848-445-2963 | dem200@soe.rutgers.edu
Barbara Morgan, Program Coordinator | 848-445-3112 | barbara.morgan@soe.rutgers.edu

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
100 Brett Road • Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058

7:30 a.m.

Registration and Light Refreshments

8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

  • David Maruca, Program Development Administrator, Rutgers CAIT
  • Robert Clark, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, NJ Division
  • Robert Kulick, Regional Administrator, United States Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration
  • Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Acting Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Transportation
9:00 a.m.

NJDOT I-295/I-76/Route 42 Direct Connection

  • Peter Agnello, P.E. Assistant Department Head, Highway Group, Dewberry

Panel Discussion: Cone Crew Operations

Moderator: John Mazur, Emergency Response Coordinator, USDOL-OSHA


  • Chris Beach, Training & Safety Manager, Atlas Flasher
  • Joel Harris, Lead Trainer, Atlas Flasher
  • Rich Esdaile, Traffic Operations Manager, New Jersey Turnpike Authority
  • Martin Livingston, Traffic Engineer, Burlington County Department of Public Works
  • Craig Cooper, Traffic Control Coordinator, South State Incorporated
10:15 a.m.

Break/Visit Exhibits

10:45 a.m.

Keynote Address: “Connected Vehicles and Traffic Control Devices”

  • Eric Ferron, P.E., FHWA Resource Center
11:30 a.m.

“Large Truck Safety in Work Zones”

Gerald Ullman, Ph.D., P.E. Senior Research Engineer and Manager, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

12:15 a.m.

Lunch/Visit Exhibits

1:15 p.m.

Presentation of 2018 Work Zone Safety Excellence Awards

1:30 p.m.

Work Zone Speed Cameras

Kevin Reigrut, Executive Director, Maryland Transportation Authority

2:30 p.m.





4 PDHs; CPWM 1 Management and 3 Technical


Register Now Deadline: (Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)

Sponsors / Partners

The New Jersey Work Zone Safety Partnership (NJWZSP) is an ad hoc committee with the primary goal of promoting work zone safety education and awareness to reduce the number of workers being killed in work zones. The NJWZSP includes representatives from:
New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program at Rutgers’ CAIT

Federal Highway Administration, New Jersey Division

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration

New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association

New Jersey Association of County Engineers

New Jersey Department of Transportation

New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety

New Jersey State Police

New Jersey Turnpike Authority

New Jersey Fire Police

New Jersey Office of Public Employee’s Occupational Safety and Health

New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association

New Jersey Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund

Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey

Construction Industry Advancement Program of New Jersey

Utility and Transportation Contractors’ Association

Laborers Locals #172 and #472 SET

South Jersey Transportation Authority

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Utility providers


For more info on work zone safety see: http://www.workzonesafety.org

Withdrawal Policy: In the event that you are unable to attend a program for any reason, please note you must submit your withdrawal in writing at least 72 hours in advance of the start of a program to receive a refund. If am emailed or faxed withdrawal is not received by our department, the full program fee will be charged and is nonrefundable. A phone call asking for withdrawal is not sufficient.

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