The Organization For Sharing DOT Safety & Health Best Practices

The North American Association of Transportation Safety & Health Officials, Inc., (NAATSHO) is a transportation industry advocate organization focused on advancing all aspects of transportation safety within the geographic boundaries of the North American continent.

NAATSHO Objectives

NAATSHO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with sound business principles and clear objectives.

Attaining these objectives, NAATSHO cooperates with International, Federal, State and Provincial regulatory agencies, local governments, other associations or organizations, in sponsoring an annual conference and other such meetings, training, discussions, and instructions in subjects related to transportation worker safety and health as determined to promote our objectives.

  • Advancement

    The advancement of fundamental knowledge within the transportation industry, its basic qualities and physical laws governing its interaction with citizens, and workers within all aspects of transportation.

  • Alliances

    The strengthening and building of alliances with organizations incorporating members of all professions, dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of transportation worker health and safety.

  • Improvement

    The improvement of the professional status of personnel engaged in all aspects of protecting and improving transportation worker health and safety.

The NAATSHO Annual Conference

The NAATSHO Annual Conference was organized in 1967 and conferences have been held every year since. Each safety manager and the department of transportation they represent has unique ideas, programs and practices that are shared at the annual NAATSHO conference, making this event valuable and well attended.

Join us for the 50th Annual NAATSHO Conference in Biloxi, MS!

Sunday, October 08, 2017 8:00 AM – Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:00 PM (Central Time)

NAATSHO Successes

To improve safety and health for the transportation worker, NAATSHO acts to benefit the safety and health of the transportation worker:

NAATSHO collectively commented in support of the 2005 adoption of high visibility safety apparel for all roadway workers by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) {Part 634}.

NIOSH collectively funded NAATSHO in the 2001 development of “Preventing Backovers and Internal Traffic Control Training CD, Know Your Blind Area Diagrams.” The original research of equipment blind spots with a project summary presentation on August 12, 2002 by T. M. Ruff of “Evaluating roadway construction work zone interventions” at the 35th annual meeting of North American Association of Transportation Safety and Health Officials, Overland Park KS. A follow-up 2002 contract with Caterpillar equipment produced more detailed diagrams of heavy equipment.