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  • Posted: Feb 28
    Asphalt is a petroleum product used extensively in some construction work. When asphalt is heated for use, it releases fumes that can be harmful to workers.
  • Posted: Feb 9
    Carbon monoxide is an invisible gas with no taste or smell. It is especially dangerous if it builds up indoors. It is slightly lighter than air, so it can hang around in enclosed spaces.
  • Posted: Jan 30
    North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program (NDLTAP) – UGPTI/NDSU, in partnership with Dakota Paving Association (DAPA), ND Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and Associated General Contractors of North Dakota (AGC) are pleased to announce the 2024 ND Asphalt Conference. The conference will be held at the Bismarck Hotel & Conference Center – former Ramkota Hotel April 2-3, 2024.
  • Posted: Jan 10
    Counties and cities in North Dakota use numerous types of heavy equipment. Each piece of equipment poses its own set of safety risks. Here are ten basic heavy equipment operator tips
  • Posted: Dec 12, 2023
    The North Dakota Department of Transportation, in partnership with Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, is pleased to announce the 2024 ND Transportation Conference. The conference theme is Moving North Dakota Forward and will be held March 5-6 at the Bismarck Event Center. Register Now!
  • Posted: Dec 4, 2023
    With winter weather here, the following checklist maybe of help when your entity begins plowing roads/streets and removing snow and ice.
  • Posted: Nov 2, 2023
    The survey is designed to collect the data needed for the gravel road needs assessment. The survey form contains questions about component costs, road maintenance practices and other techniques that are being used. The responses to the survey are important as the data collected will be directly used to estimate the roadway needs in your county. Please submit the survey by November 20, 2023.
  • Posted: Nov 1, 2023
    We are all bound to slip and fall at some point in our lives. You can chalk it up to just being clumsy, or there may be more environmental factors at play. In regards to the latter, this is more pertinent during the winter season. Trying to traverse surfaces that have been frozen solid by ice is a delicate process.
  • Posted: Oct 2, 2023
    Teamwork keeps works safety and production high on any job. Teamwork prevents accidents. All we have to do is think of the other person's safety as well as our own.
  • Posted: Sep 18, 2023
    The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is extending the application due date for the Township Assistance Program to Oct. 6. The due date is being extended to allow townships the necessary time to plan and submit project applications that meet the program requirements.
  • Posted: Sep 7, 2023
    When do people pay the most attention to signs? It seems to be while driving a car! Have you ever wondered why that is? Most likely it's because signs are the simplest way to direct, instruct, and warn people.
  • Posted: Aug 29, 2023
    This conference, scheduled for Oct. 23-25 in Sioux Falls, is a valuable investment, providing an opportunity to learn and share ideas about building and maintaining safe local roadways. Register by Oct. 17.
  • Posted: Jul 27, 2023
    Maintaining awareness of people, other machines, and obstacles is important to safe motor grader operation. Operators of small and mid-size Motor Grader also face the challenge of safe operations in traffic, given that the machines are often driven to the work site. Also, in snow removal operations, a road open to traffic is the work site.
  • Posted: Jul 18, 2023
    Fuchs brings more than 25 years of transportation engineering experience to NDLTAP. He worked as a consulting engineer and with the North Dakota Department of Transportation, most recently as the assistant local government engineer for NDDOT, overseeing the rural and special program areas and serving NDDOT's Tribal Liaison.
  • Posted: Jun 26, 2023
    Drive tractor mowers at high speeds can result in accidents because of the risk of overturning. Quick maneuvers in tight spaces and on slopes also cause a rollover as does using the brakes while turning. This safety talk addresses some tips to minimize risk.
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