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OSHA Barricade Safety Standards Summarized

What are the general OSHA barricade safety standards? These standards depend upon specific application, area of usage, and type of barricade. The federal government and its agencies have created extensive lists, ordinances, and laws to protect the safety of all U.S. citizens. A great example of this revolves around OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) …

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Water-filled Barriers Make Crashes Less Severe

Though the average motorist might not pay much attention to roadside barriers along highways or construction sites, the reality is that these barricades can prove life-saving. Plastic barriers made from high-quality polyethylene can prevent or limit the damage from car accidents. Water-filled barriers in particular can make car crashes less severe, and can often offer …

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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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