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The Only 42-inch Plastic Barricade Rated for High Speed Zones

Our 42-inch Jersey Shape LCD can be used in a variety of applications in and around traffic and construction zones. Most importantly, it’s the only 42-inch jersey barricade on the market that is rated as a TL-3 Barricade suitable for high speed construction zones. This unique Longitudinal Channelizing Device is federally tested and approved for …

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Types of Safety Barricades

At OTW Safety, we design and build many different types of safety barricades for a wide variety of commercial applications. Our barricades are engineered to be used outdoors and are designed to handle any significant inclement weather. The most harmful weather-related impact on these types of barricades is prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays through direct …

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Motorist Drives Through Freshly Poured Concrete

As discussed in our previous blog posts, motorists are frequently driving into work zones by driving between the gaps in drums, delineators, and cones. As documented in a recent article in the Evansville Courier & Press from Kentucky, a motorist drove around traffic barricades and barrels and through wet concrete. The damage to this new …

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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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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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