The City of Rio Grande City Public Works Department employees participated in a training hosted by John Vera of the Texas Municipal League (TML) R.O.A.D. Ready initiative on Thursday, November 16th, at the Public Works Office.
“The purpose of this training is to give our employees a reminder of the importance of safety and flagging during traffic control situations when working on street cleaning, patching, and other projects in our great city,” state Public Works Dept. Director Hector Barrera.
R.O.A.D. Ready is a Risk Pool program designed to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect property by raising Member awareness of dangers on and near roadways. The Pool provides participating Members with specifically designed resources and training to mitigate roadway risks; and promotional materials to show they are R.O.A.D. Ready.
The Pool launched the program in January 2022 and has designated each successive January as R.O.A.D. Ready month. To participate, a Member should make a commitment to becoming R.O.A.D. Ready by providing internal roadway safety training or using the Pool’s resources to do so; and participating in national roadway, vehicle, or work zone programs.