ARTBA safety certification program inaugural class has 55 transportation construction professionals

The “inaugural class” of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals (SCTPP) includes 55 transportation construction professionals from 11 states.

Sctpp Big LogoARTBA launched the program in fall 2016 as a means of creating a safety benchmark for “future civil engineering and construction management program graduates who are interested in employment with industry leading firms.” Certification is valid for three years


“Our goal is to help cause a demonstrable reduction in the number of deaths and injuries that occur on and around transportation project sites each year,” ARTBA President Pete Ruane says. “We believe we can do that if all of the key decision makers, from project inception through completion, have safety top of mind. This program identifies and rewards those who have competency in this critical management area.”

The exam for the program consists of up to 120 multiple-choice question covering knowledge about assessing project risks, creating safety plans, implementation and conducting on-going evaluation of a site-specific operational safety plan, and conducting incident investigations.

ARTBA says the program meets requirements for accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Organization for Standardization ISO/IEC 17024: “Conformity Assessment: General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons.”

More information about the program is available at


The list of “Safety Certified Transportation Project Professionals” includes:

  • Juan Abrigo, area safety manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
  • Jes Allen, superintendent, Zachry Construction Corporation, Cornelius, North Carolina
  • David Asselin, safety director, Ranger Construction, Port St. Lucie, Florida
  • Tyler Bean, HSE regional manager, Allan Myers, Worcester, Pennsylvania
  • Trenton Beeler, safety manager, Austin Commercial, Sherman, Texas
  • Raymond Berrios, safety director, Ranger Construction, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Josh Brown, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Travis Browning, field safety mgr., Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dennis Burks, safety director, HNTB, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Ruben Canales, sr. safety mgr., Zachry Construction Corporation, Richmond, Texas
  • Javier Cano, safety coordinator, Zachry Construction Corp., San Antonio, Texas
  • Robert Clark, project manager, Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sean Conard, fleet safety director, Allan Myers, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Brian Connolly, regional equipment mgr., Superior Construction Co., Frankfort, Illinois
  • David Cope, environmental manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Rockwall, Texas
  • Russell Emmett, safety training consultant, E&J Consulting, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
  • John Farrell, regional HSE manager, Allan Myers, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • Colin Faulkner, safety director, ATS Construction, Lexington, Kentucky
  • William French, sr. safety manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Dallas, Texas
  • Alfred Garcia, project safety mgr., Zachry Construction Corp., Port Lavaca, Texas
  • Michael Grisko, instructor, LIUNA Laborers Local 172 S.E.T, Folsom, New Jersey
  • Randy Henson, division safety mgr., Zachry Construction Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Chris Iungerich, safety manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., San Antonio, Texas
  • Gunnar Johnson, field engineer, Zachry Construction Corporation, Houston, Texas
  • Elisha Johnson, field manager, Allan Myers, Richmond, Virginia
  • Peter Kaplan, project safety manager, Wagman, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Matthew Koss, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Batlimore, Maryland
  • Don Lindert Jr., safety manager, Austin Commercial, Ovilla, Texas
  • Gregory Linenfelser, HSE professional, Transurban, Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Eliu Martinez, safety manager, Austin Commercial, Dallas, Texas
  • Joel McGlothlin, regional safety manager, Austin Commercial, Mansfield, Texas
  • James Milner, project mgr., Superior Construction Co. Southeast, LLC, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Robert Montel, safety manager, Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., Goshen, Indiana
  • Mauricio Montoya, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, Richmond, Virginia
  • Anthony Nanfro, superintendent, Zachry Construction Corporation, Magnolia, Texas
  • William Pedigo, safety director, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
  • Ron Phillips, sr. safety supervisor, Lane Construction, Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Joseph Polansky, director of HSE, Fred Smith Construction, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Stephanie Powers, area safety manager, Lane Construction, Falls Church, Virginia
  • Darrell Pruitt, regional safety director, Superior Construction Co., Montezuma, Indiana
  • David Putnam, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Havre de Grace, Md.
  • David Roberson, building div. safety mgr., Zachry Construction Corp., Seguin, Texas
  • Jacob Selby, field engineer, Zachry Construction Corp., North Richland Hills, Texas
  • Jeffrey Sienkiewicz, project manager, Zachry Construction Corp., Flower Mound, Texas
  • Sean Simpson, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Randy Spurlock, safety manager, Allan Myers, Bel Air, Maryland
  • Terry Stephens, area safety manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
  • Donald Stephens, safety manager, Zachry Construction Corp., San Antonio, Texas
  • Bryan Stone, safety director, Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Michelle Teets, mid-Atlantic regional safety manager, Lane Construction, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Nathan Terry, structures superintendent, Zachry Construction Corp., Porter, Texas
  • Cheyenne Urban, safety representative, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Frisco, Texas
  • Joseph Warren, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Steven Yeckel, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Stafford, Virginia
  • Derek Yeckel, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, Fredericksburg, Virginia