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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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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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