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Safety Data and Analysis Fundamentals Training

PROGRAM AREA: Highway Safety
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
4 Hours
0.4 Units
$0 Per Participant


NOTES:This web-based training is tailored to the participant's individual goal and/or role within an organization. Individual learning tracks are provided for Data Analysts, Data Collectors, Project/Program Mangers and Safety Advocates. Participants enroll in one of these four tracks that most closely matches their personal goals and responsibilities. Refer to the "Target Audience" section for more information


NHI's Safety Data and Analysis Fundamentals course helps transportation professionals understand safety data and collection methods, including how to interpret safety data and use it to support key decision-making efforts. It's important for data collection practices to keep up with the latest safety data analysis tools and methodologies, to accurately forecast trends. Accurate forecasts help identify optimal times for project deployment and help improve program results.

This web-based training provides the knowledge necessary to identify weaknesses in current practices and strengthen the way safety data is used in transportation programs, projects, and communities. Course participants learn about key safety data types and terms, as well as sources and collection methods. Participants study the data analysis process and several methods of data analysis, and also explore and interpret various examples throughout the training. They leave the training with the skills and knowledge necessary to evaluate data and to enhance data collection and storage methods, with awareness of the potential, as well as the limitations of these methods.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Use data to support decision-making, with respect to identifying safety issues, selecting countermeasures to mitigate safety issues, and evaluating the success of those countermeasures.
  • Identify basic terms and concepts related to safety data and analysis, enabling participants to communicate effectively on safety-related data projects.
  • Identify types, sources, strengths, and weaknesses of transportation safety data.
  • Explain various methods used to analyze safety data, including their application and limitations.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


380122A Safety Data and Analysis Fundamentals Training for Data Analysts
DATA ANALYSTS - 7 hours (0.7 CEUs) - For professionals in charge of integrating and analyzing datasets, including highway safety engineers, specialists, traffic engineers, highway designers, and technical analysts. Emphasizes the applicability, uses, strengths, limitations, and requirements of safety data and collection methods.Recommended for anyone whose responsibility is to analyze safety data to identify causes and potential patterns that contribute to crashes and other systemic safety issues.
380122C Safety Data and Analysis Fundamentals Training for Project and Program Managers
PROJECT and PROGRAM MANAGERS - 5 hours (0.5 CEUs) - For transportation professionals responsible for using safety analytics to identify and prioritize safety issues, develop and implement safety countermeasures, and evaluate project/program effectiveness. Emphasis on the trade-offs of project alternatives in terms of cost and benefits, including the safety impacts of the project/program as well as the individual components. Recommended for transportation planners, traffic records coordinating committee members, highway safety online directors, and State and local mid-level managers such as division and district program managers in highway safety, design, traffic engineering, enforcement, and public health.
380122D Safety Data and Analysis Fundamentals Training for Senior Managers and Safety Advocates
SENIOR MANAGERS & SAFETY ADVOCATES - 5 hours (0.5 CEUs) - For anyone looking to bridge the gap between the public and practitioners, and who are responsible for developing or influencing policies, practices, setting budgets, allocating resources, and making safety investments. Emphasis on understanding the needs of data collectors, data managers, and data analysts in terms of equipment, human resources, and organizational structure. Recommended for State and local senior managers, such as division heads/chief of transportation, planning, civil engineering, and public health.
380122B Safety Data and Analysis Fundamentals Training for Data Collectors/Stewards
DATA COLLECTORS/STEWARDS - 4 hours (0.4 CEUs) - For professionals who are responsible for collecting, coding, and managing data to support safety analysis and decision-making.Emphasizes ways data collectors meet the needs of data analysts and helps collectors understand how managers use data to make strategic, informed decisions about safety priorities.Recommended for law enforcement officers, emergency medical service providers, trauma registrars, driver and vehicle service clerks, roadway data collectors, and anyone responsible for collecting crash, traffic, roadway, behavioral, injury, or other safety data.

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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