FHWA HSM Training Courses
National Highway Institute Training
HSM Practitioner’s Guide for Geometric Design Features (NHI 380070)
2-day course provides the HSM methodology for the safety performance of geometric design decisions on both two-lane and multi-lane rural highways.
HSM Practitioner’s Guide for Rural Two Lane Roads (NHI 380070A)
1-day course presents the HSM crash prediction models for total crashes on rural two-lane roads and crashes based upon lane width, shoulder width, roadside hazard, traffic volume (exposure) and other characteristics are presented.
HSM Practitioner’s Guide for Multilane Highways and Urban/Suburban Roads (NHI 380070B)
1-day course provides the HSM methodology for the prediction of safety performance of geometric design decisions for multilane highways. The HSM crash prediction models for total crashes based upon lane width, shoulder width, roadside hazard, traffic volume (exposure) and other characteristics are presented.
Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (NHI 380071)
2-day IHSDM overview course instructs highway design project managers, planners, designers, and traffic and safety reviewers in the application of the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) software and provides guidance on interpretation of the output. Participants also gain hands-on experience with the software.
New Approaches to Safety Analysis (NHI 380075)
3-day course helps attendees gain an understanding of the roadway safety management process, safety engineering principles and human factors issues related to traffic and road safety. It also provides the participant with an explanation of the latest methods for identifying collision causes and selecting cost-effective safety improvements.
HSM Practitioners Guide for Horizontal Curves (NHI 3800088)
1-day course provides participants with some tools for evaluating the safety performance of horizontal curves along with suggestions for countermeasures that could improve safety performance.
Application of Crash Modification Factors (NHI 380093)
3-hr online blended course focuses on the application of Crash Modification Factors (CMFs) to select countermeasures. The course covers the project development cycle (starting from network screening and site selection for safety review), diagnostics of safety concerns, cost-benefit evaluation, and countermeasure selection.
Using IHSDM (NHI 380100)
The IHSDM web conference training course is a highly-interactive training that gives participants the opportunity to use the actual IHSDM software tools to evaluate and analyze real highway designs. The new format consists of 4 hours of self-paced, Web-based trainings and four 2-hour sessions of virtual, instructor-led trainings.
HSM Practitioner’s Guide for Intersections (NHI 380105)
1-day course provides participants with analytical tools for evaluating the safety performance of intersections along with suggestions for countermeasures that could improve safety performance.
Highway Safety Manual Online Overview (NHI 380106)
Web based course includes an introduction of HSM terminology, examples of the Roadway Safety Management Process (HSM Part B) and Predictive Methods (HSM Part C), explains the relationship of Crash Modification Factors (CMFs) to decision making and quantitative safety analysis, and human factors.
FHWA’s Resource Center Training
FHWA HSM for Local Agencies formerly HSM Lite
½ day course or 90 minute overview webinar provides a snap shot of highway safety statistics, a brief introduction to the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual, and shows how safety can be incorporated into practice through proven safety countermeasures and low cost safety improvements.
FHWA Practitioner’s Workshop for the Highway Safety Manual
1-day workshop presents applications of the HSM predictive equations for urban and suburban roadway segments and intersections. Each module is accompanied with an exercise for the participants to get hands on experience with the HSM
FHWA HSM Roadway Safety Management Process
1-day overview of the HSM with emphasis on the Roadway Safety Management Process (Part B). The target audience is transportation professionals who are involved with assessing sites within a corridor that could benefit from safety treatments in reducing crash frequency or severity
Additional FHWA Safety Related Courses
Various safety courses are available through FHWA’s Resource Center’s Safety and Design Team.
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New HSM Integration Guide
Case Study 4: Development of Safety Performance Functions for Network Screening in Illinois
Case Study 5: HSM Implementation Plans – New Hampshire DOT Experience
HSM Managers Guide
HSM Training Guide
FHWA is introducing the HSM case study series that highlights noteworthy implementation of HSM methodology.
FHWA, in partnership with AASHTO, has established a method for obtaining technical support through www.highwaysafetymanual.org. Once there, practitioners can use the technical support link to post questions either by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org or by posting them into the user discussion forum (http://www.hsmforum.org).