NAPA unveils new coaching, podcast and survey to help asphalt business

A display screen shot from the state of affairs consciousness module of NAPA’s new CrewSafety web-based work zone security coaching module.


The Nationwide Asphalt Pavement Affiliation has began out 2020 with three packages to assist the asphalt street development business.

The initiatives include a collection of web-based work zone security coaching modules, a podcast with interviews of business leaders, and a survey to measure using in-place recycling applied sciences for pavements.


Coaching to cut back work zone accidents, deaths

NAPA’s new “CrewSafety: Work Zone Coaching” is a collection of web-based work zone security coaching modules for the asphalt street development business. It was developed with the American Street & Transportation Builders Affiliation (ARTBA) to assist cut back accidents and deaths in street work zones.

The instrument features a “Fundamentals of Inner Visitors Management” module, together with modules for gear operators, drivers, laborers and supervisors.

“These intuitive and easy-to-use coaching modules empower street development crews to acknowledge and mitigate work zone hazards,” stated Dr. Howard Marks, NAPA vice chairman of surroundings well being and security. “Worker coaching utilizing CrewSafety helps to strengthen an organization’s security tradition and its dedication to make sure the protection of its staff.”

Extra details about “CrewSafety: Work Zone Coaching” might be discovered at www.AsphaltPavement.org/Security.

The affiliation may also current a hands-on demonstration of the instrument at ConExpo March 10-14 at sales space GL20703.


‘Pave It Black’ podcast

NAPA’s biweekly podcast “Pave It Black” presents discussions and interviews with asphalt business leaders on the key matters going through the business.

The podcasts are hosted Brett Williams, NAPA director of engineering and technical Providers, and Dr. Richard Willis, NAPA vice chairman for engineering, analysis and expertise.

“Podcasting is a good way to open a window on the business and provides a platform to the voices of the individuals who construct roads and additional innovation in street constructing,” stated Williams. “They’re on the crops, on jobsites and concerned in analysis and improvement. They’re all centered on constructing the very best asphalt pavements potential, and ‘Pave It Black’ lets us assist individuals perceive what it takes to get that job accomplished.”

The primary season, consisting of 10 episodes, focuses on improvements in asphalt pavement combine and the way the asphalt pavement business is addressing the labor scarcity. New episodes air each different Monday. Listeners can subscribe via iTunes, Google Podcast, SoundCloud, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn; hyperlinks might be discovered at www.AsphaltPavement.org/Podcast.


Asphalt recycling expertise survey

NAPA is partnering with the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Affiliation (ARRA) to survey contractors about their use of recycled supplies in asphalt paving throughout the 2019 street development season.

The confidential survey, commissioned by the Federal Freeway Administration, is geared to all contractors engaged in sizzling in-place recycling, chilly in-place recycling, chilly central plant recycling, and full-depth reclamation of asphalt pavements.

“These in-place recycling applied sciences are an vital a part of the toolbox, significantly for native companies,” says ARRA Government Director Rick Church. “By quantifying using these applied sciences, we can assist state and native officers higher perceive the widespread acceptance of in-place recycling, in addition to quantify its sustainable advantages.”

“For greater than a decade, NAPA has tracked using reclaimed asphalt pavement and different recycled supplies in new asphalt pavement mixtures. With this survey, we hope to raised quantify how 100 p.c recyclable asphalt pavements are getting used and reused nationwide,” says Brett Williams, who’s administering the survey.

To take part within the survey, go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019_IPR_Survey.

Outcomes will primarily be reported on the nationwide degree, NAPA says, and regional outcomes could also be reported, if adequate participation from every area is obtained to make sure the info stay nameless.