The Asphalt Worker program provides hands-on training in the placement, spreading, raking, and compaction of asphalt materials. Also covered are safety issues when working with asphalt, such as burns, fumes and chemicals, and heat stress. CCLs are introduced to the properties, uses, and mix designs of asphalt and the equipment and tools used in paving operations. Placement methods are discussed in detail, as well as repair and patching, and cleanup and maintenance. Additionally, participants learn how to perform some of the calculations and estimates necessary to successfully perform the duties of an asphalt laborer. Participants should have a good understanding of basic construction math for this program. DVDs for this program include: Asphalt Patching and Repair, Asphalt Placing and Paving, Asphalt Tools and Equipment,and Electronic Grade and Slope Control. Additional support materials for this program include: Back Injury Prevention (DVD: Back Injury Prevention), Basic Construction Math, Hazard Communication, Hoisting and Rigging Basics, Trench and Excavation Safety (DVD: On Solid Ground, A Plan for Safe Excavation and Trenching), and Utility Locating Programs.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Asphalt
  • Asphalt Safety
  • Asphalt Calculations and Estimating
  • Asphalt Patching and Repair
  • Asphalt Placing and Paving
  • Electronic Grade and Slope Control