The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has been named to the 2006 Associations Advance America (AAA) Honor Roll, a national awards competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
ARTBA was recognized for its Customized Roadway Worker Safety Training Program. The association, through an Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) grant and in partnership with CNA, examined insurance data and then developed safety training for states with high accident and injury rates aimed at educating workers about the hazards they face in roadway construction zones.
Approximately 1,000 workers have been trained since the program was launched in 2004. The program has received another OSHA grant for continued training in 2006.
Now in its 16th year, the AAA awards program recognizes associations that “propel America forward — with innovative projects in education, skills training, standards-setting, business and social innovation, knowledge creation, citizenship and community service.”
“ARTBA’s program truly embodies the spirit of the ’Associations Advance America’ campaign,” AAA Committee Chairman Bill Bergman said. “It is an honor and an inspiration to showcase this activity as an example of the many contributions associations are making to advance American society.”
In the past seven years, ARTBA’s government relations, communications and safety programs have been recognized with approximately two dozen national awards.