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How to Prevent Motorists from Traveling Between Delineators or Drums

We have been discussing this issue for years. Motorists will travel into a work zone, between drums or delineators for various reasons. There is more and more evidence of this, and it’s documented in the following video: Preventing Motorists Driving Between Drums in a Work Zone This is a public safety issue, and a serious …

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OSHA compliance directive, CPL 02-01-154

In October 2012, OSHA issued a new compliance directive, CPL_02-01-052, which is now the basis for COSHO (Compliance Safety and Health Officer) inspections of work sites requiring temporary traffic control to protect workers. Portions of this directive tell COSHOs how to protect themselves and how to approach the inspection site. The directive also establishes the …

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Improved Traffic Control Devices: Best Way to Reduce Highway Work Zone Crashes

Highway work zones create an inevitable disruption in regular traffic flows that result in traffic safety problems, and work zone safety remains unsatisfactory nationwide. In 2004, 1,068 people were killed in work zones, adding about 49,620 more work zone related injuries (FHWA 2006). The direct cost of highway work zone crashes, estimated based on the crash data from …

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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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