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How to Ballast Our Water Barricades

Water-filled barriers have grown in popularity over the past few years –– and with good reason. Evidence suggests that water-filled barriers can lessen the severity of accidents that occur along roadsides or in construction zones. Plus, water barricades are cheaper and more versatile products than metal or concrete alternatives, without sacrificing durability or strength. Today …

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Water-Filled Barriers vs Concrete Barriers: Pros & Cons

At OTW Safety, we know that concrete barriers and water-filled barriers are different. Both have their own unique uses due to their properties and design characteristics.  Concrete barriers are far from perfect, but we also recognize that sometimes professionals may need to utilize them to form a solid barrier with minimal deflection to protect workers …

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Components & Applications of Common Safety Barriers

Our mission at OTW Safety has always been to provide high-quality plastic barriers as alternatives to steel and concrete models. We believe that plastic barricades offer a number of significant safety, commercial, and aesthetic benefits to businesses that utilize them. Let’s take a closer look at the design of OTW’s barriers and explain the components …

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Work Zone Barricades: Regulations for Road Traffic Control

Work zones are essential to maintaining and repairing federal and state highways and roads. However, if not properly designed and implemented, work zones on roadways can be extremely dangerous. Poorly designed work zones can lead to injuries and even fatalities. Business leaders at construction companies have a responsibility to understand and follow the established safety …

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Maximizing Pedestrian Safety and Security in Parking Lots & Structures

Safety, on the road and otherwise, is a responsibility shared by everyone. While accidents are always a risk, businesses, motorists, and pedestrians can take certain steps to ensure public spaces like parking lots are safe places for everyone. Here, we’ll explain how organizations can maximize pedestrian safety in parking lots by following four basic –– …

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5 of the Most Common Uses for Pedestrian Barricades

It’s difficult to name the #1 most common use for pedestrian barricades. Why? Simply because so many different organizations use pedestrian barricades for so many different reasons. Construction companies, event promoters, elementary schools, high schools, colleges, go-kart courses, military bases, and police departments all may make use of pedestrian barricades for everyday reasons or for …

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4 Police Barricade Options for Road Closures and Limiting Access

First and foremost, roadside barricades are meant to keep people safe. This includes construction crews, pedestrians, motorists, and, in some instances, law enforcement officers. Police officers may find themselves in situations where they need to use temporary barriers to close roads or limit access to the public. In such moments, it’s important for police departments …

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