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Alternatives to Steel Barricades at Events

Barriers, barricades, and temporary fences are all crucial to organizations looking to hold large-scale events. Whether you’re planning an outdoor concert or a local college basketball game, it’s important to utilize crowd-control strategies to ensure the safety of everyone at the event. In the past, many organizations used steel barricades at large events, but these …

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How to Select a Portable Barricade for Crowd Control Purposes

There are many different types of portable barricades for crowd control available on the market today. With options made from steel, aluminum, wood, and plastic, the right choice may not be immediately obvious beyond narrowing to the two most popular — metal and plastic. Of course, when it comes to the safety and security of …

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Traffic Control Devices: 4 Safety Facts About Plastic Barriers

Traffic control devices come in all shapes and sizes. From simple traffic signs to long formations of longitudinal channelizing devices (LCDs), all of these items play important roles in protecting both motorists and construction crews along roadsides. At OTW Safety, we specialize in manufacturing safety equipment like plastic barriers, which are often essential products for …

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traffic control devices are especially important while driving at night

How Are OTW Safety Barricades & Equipment Tested for Extreme Conditions?

At OTW Safety, our mission is to manufacture and deliver high-quality safety products that can withstand even the harshest conditions. We have years of experience creating durable and dependable barriers and barricades for a wide variety of uses. We go to great lengths to ensure that every product we produce meets or even exceeds the …

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How to Get the Best Price for the Highest Quality Barricades

High quality barricades are essential for ensuring safety measures are met for airports, construction, events, crowd control and security. At the same time, no one wants to pay more for a product or service than they should. However, balancing the budget while purchasing important safety equipment –– like barricades –– can sometimes prove difficult. No …

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5 Key Facts About The K-Rail

The K-rail is one of the most recognizable barrier designs still in use today.  It is also one of the most popular, most versatile, and, interestingly, oldest models used for roadside construction and traffic control. In fact, our K-rail barricade is actually one of our most popular products! Here’s a look at this special barrier …

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Looking at Barricades for Sale? Ask These 5 Questions Before You Buy

From airports to grade schools, construction sites to rock concerts, many organizations are looking at barricades for sale. With such a wide variety of uses, it can sometimes be difficult for business leaders to identify the best possible barricades for their situation. At OTW Safety, we always aim to take any confusion out of the buying …

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How Organizations Can Prepare to Reopen During & After COVID-19

At OTW Safety, protecting the well-being of our partners and their patrons has always been our number one concern. Keeping people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic is a much different challenge than what any of us are accustomed to, and requires small businesses and public organizations alike to adopt new measures to ensure current safety …

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Barricades can be an ideal way to promote safe social distancing and crowd control during COVID-19.

The History of Plastic Safety Barriers

Through the years, safety barriers have been used to facilitate event planning, to protect roadside construction crews, and to ensure airport runway safety, but the history of these barriers goes back farther than you might think — perhaps the earliest use of modern safety barriers occurred in Belgium in September 1864. Faced with the impending …

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