The Traffic Control Oversight Committee (TCOC) is an interagency committee, with designated authority by the Work Zone Safety Task Force, that is responsible to administratively oversee training programs for Traffic Control Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor. The committee is chaired by the HQ Safety Office and has members from WSDOT, Labor and Industries, State Board of Technical and Community Colleges, Employer and Employee representatives, Utility Companies, Association of Cities and Counties, Flagging Instructor and TCS Providers.
The committee meets quarterly to discuss Work Zone Traffic Control Training and Safety Issues. The meetings are open to the public.
The committee is responsible for:
- Establishing the minimum requirements for the qualification and training of flagging instructors authorized to issue the state Traffic Control Flagger card
- Maintaining, modifying, and enforcing the criteria and administrative process for agreements of reciprocity with other states for Traffic Control Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor
- Providing suggestions and recommendations for the improvements of work zone safety and work zone safety education to the department through the Work Zone Safety Task Force
- Communicating information on work zone safety issues and education to interested parties in the roadway construction and maintenance industry
Anyone wishing to attend or make recommendations to the committee or desiring information from or about the committee can contact the Headquarters Safety and Health Services Office.