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2013 National Work Zone Week

AGC annually participates in National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is used as an opportunity to get media coverage and raise public awareness about the dangers for highway construction workers and motorists when road improvements are under way. This year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) will take place April 15-19, 2013, with the theme …

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Why use Longitudinal Channelizing Devices?

The current mindset of the safety community is geared toward using “positive protection” to protect maintenance workers in roadway work zones.  As a result, concrete barriers have become the temporary traffic control device most commonly used in highway work zones. According to Roadside Design Guide, published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation …

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Utah Arts Festival 2012

The Utah Arts Festival picked up a new fleet of OTW Safety CC42x96 barricades for this week’s events. We got a little sneak peek of the concert venue and it looks amazing! Here is a link to the Utah Arts Festival. Be sure to find a full list of events starting this Thursday and running through …

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The Adapter

OTW Safety has done it again and revolutionized the crowd control barricade market with The Adapter. Now you can seamlessly integrate the already amazing plastic CC42x96 with your current steel crowd control barricade fleet. This simple device uses the auxiliary hole in the CC42x96 to attach to any steel crowd control barricade on the market. …

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Crowd Control Adaptor Connecting Steel and Plastic Barricades

Water Barrier Manufacturers Association Member Network Releases New Product to Improve Safety

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 A forward-thinking group of manufacturers represented by the Water Barrier Manufacturers Association have developed a new technology that brings balance to construction zone safety, extending equal protection to workers and travelers. They’re called water-filled LCDs (longitudinal channelizing devices). These new LCDs exchange hazardous concrete with more forgiving materials: plastic …

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WBMA Petitions FHWA on Behalf of Members

On Tuesday the Water Barrier Manufactures Association petitioned the Federal Highway Association about Section 6F.63 of the 2009 MUTCD. Section 6F.63 allows the name and telephone number of the highway agency, contractor, or supplier to be displayed on the non-reflective surface of a device as indicated in paragraphs 15 and 16 of this section: Option: …

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Triton and Yodock Brand Water Ballast Devices not MUTCD Compliant

The WBMA has found commonly used work zone traffic control barriers manufactured by Energy Absorption Systems and Trinity Industries are not in compliance with MUTCD guidelines, creating a liability for the users of these devices. In researching the regulations pertaining to branding traffic control devices for one of its members, the Water Barrier Manufacturers Association …

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Over 600 fatalities occur every year in work zones around the nation.

Over 600 fatalities occur every year in work zones around the nation, despite very successful efforts to minimize work zone safety hazards. These are some of the most problematic areas of roadways, and accidents are often attributed to driver inattentiveness, excessive speed and lack of proper highway safety equipment. Placement of the correct signs and …

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