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How to Select a Portable Barricade for Crowd Control Purposes

There are many different types of portable barricades for crowd control available on the market today. With options made from steel, aluminum, wood, and plastic, the right choice may not be immediately obvious beyond narrowing to the two most popular — metal and plastic. Of course, when it comes to the safety and security of …

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branded blue portable barricade at an outdoor event

Traffic Control Devices: 4 Safety Facts About Plastic Barriers

Traffic control devices come in all shapes and sizes. From simple traffic signs to long formations of longitudinal channelizing devices (LCDs), all of these items play important roles in protecting both motorists and construction crews along roadsides. At OTW Safety, we specialize in manufacturing safety equipment like plastic barriers, which are often essential products for …

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traffic control devices are especially important while driving at night

How to Get the Best Price for the Highest Quality Barricades

High quality barricades are essential for ensuring safety measures are met for airports, construction, events, crowd control and security. At the same time, no one wants to pay more for a product or service than they should. However, balancing the budget while purchasing important safety equipment –– like barricades –– can sometimes prove difficult. No …

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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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red barricade with signage in gym

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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5 of the Most Common Uses for Pedestrian Barricades

It’s difficult to name the #1 most common use for pedestrian barricades. Why? Simply because so many different organizations use pedestrian barricades for so many different reasons. Construction companies, event promoters, elementary schools, high schools, colleges, go-kart courses, military bases, and police departments all may make use of pedestrian barricades for everyday reasons or for …

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4 Police Barricade Options for Road Closures and Limiting Access

First and foremost, roadside barricades are meant to keep people safe. This includes construction crews, pedestrians, motorists, and, in some instances, law enforcement officers. Police officers may find themselves in situations where they need to use temporary barriers to close roads or limit access to the public. In such moments, it’s important for police departments …

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