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Safety News August 21, 2018
Drivers in the state of Oklahoma could soon be seeing fewer guardrails on the side of the highway, as the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) said it is planning to install more cable barriers.   The department said it plans on installing 10 miles of cable barriers, some of which is...
Oregon traffic safety
Safety News March 28, 2018
The Oregon Department of Transportation announced plans this week for a series of construction projects along I-84 between Pendleton and La Grande to make the stretch of freeway safer for motorists.   The work is based on the I-84 Corridor Management Plan, a study that looked at road safety between...
The MASH-eligible Zoneguard steel barrier system
Worker Protection Products December 27, 2016
The MASH-eligible Zoneguard steel barrier system reduces trucks, improves installation and relocation time, decreases dead load on bridges and can withstand years of utilization. Contact Hill & Smith Inc. to request a quote today.
CRIB cargo carrier
Safety Products Products July 12, 2016
CRIB cargo carrier is a fully-integrated cargo carrier, designed specifically for the transport, deployment, retrieval and storage of RoadQuake 2F temporary portable rumble strip (TPRS). It reduces superficial stress to workers that could be caused by lifting and carrying the RoadQuake 2F TPRS, a...
BoardWalk Ramp
Safety Products Products July 12, 2016
BoardWalk Ramp, a temporary device, is designed for sidewalk work zones where pedestrian pathways have been rerouted. It provides accessible, detectable and safe guidance wherever temporary, alternate, pedestrian access routes cross curbs or other obstacles. It is available in two configurations:...
Nite Beams' high-vision LED safety vests
Safety Products Products July 12, 2016
Nite Beams' high-vision LED safety vests emit lighted beams into darkness, visible up to 1/4 mile in each direction. The vests are powered by 1 oz. USB rechargeable battery packs, operating up to 40 hours on full charge. A variety of LED colors are available. 
FlaggerJoe Safety Sign System
Safety Products Products May 24, 2016
FlaggerJoe introduces a safety sign system that provides benefits to flaggers around the world. The bright orange waterproof canopy and double warning flags increase work-zone visibility as well as provide heat and rain relief along with UV-Sun protection. Includes rolling base for mobility.  The...
NITE Beams' rechargeable LED vests
Safety Products Products May 24, 2016
NITE Beams' rechargeable LED vests emit beams into the darkness, visible up to 1/4 mile in each direction and can be seen in any weather condition. The vests are ANSI/SEA 107-2010 compliant. Class 2 and Class 3 are available. LED Colors include red, green, blue, pink, orange or white. Vest comes in...
Safence is the high-tension cable barrier by Gregory Industries.
Safety Products Products August 25, 2015
Safence is the high-tension cable barrier by Gregory Industries. Approved by NCHRP 350 TL-3 and TL-4, Safence is a tensioned wire rope cable barrier system that provides controlled impact protection when used as a center roadway barrier, side barrier or slope barrier. Available in 4:1, 6:1 or...
FlaggerJoe Safety Sign System
Safety Products June 24, 2015
FlaggerJoe introduces a Safety Sign System that provides benefits to flaggers. The bright orange waterproof canopy and double warning flags increase work-zone visibility as well as provide heat and rain relief along with UV-sun protection. Rolling Base for mobility.  FHWA approved and MASH crash...
Safety Apparel Article January 08, 2009
2009 marks the 10-year anniversary of National Work Zone Awareness Week. As anniversaries often do, this one calls for a reassessment: What progress has the roadway safety industry made during this time? What new products and innovations have improved work-zone safety? This question was posed to a...
Safety Article July 15, 2008
One word to die by. That is all I needed. Cause of death: electrocution. When my wife told me how a local FOX news station described what happened to a pair of workers when they made a fatal maneuver operating an aerial lift around power lines, my nose crinkled in disgust. “Why did they have to be...
Barrier Walls Guardrails Article May 14, 2008
After observing what could have been a fatal accident on I-75 in Bradenton, Fla., Matthew Schindler, president of Cloverleaf Corp. in Tampa, has a greater appreciation for a product he sells—a high-tension barrier system. Schindler was recently traveling southbound on I-75 when he heard posts...
Safety Products Article March 12, 2008
In the U.S., crashes on rural roads account for 60% of all fatal ones. Approximately 90% of these fatal crashes occur on two-lane roads. Vehicles crossing the centerline of two-lane roads and either sideswiping or striking opposing vehicles head-on (sometimes referred to as cross-over crashes)...
Safety Products Article January 22, 2008
Each task on Kenny Construction Co.’s to-do list, regardless of its size, begins each day with a “Take 5 for Safety” meeting. The schedule and scope of work anticipated for the day is carefully outlined, and hazards inherent to these activities are itemized and discussed. The meetings are one way...
Safety Article September 05, 2007
Some safety factors are not as easy to master as wearing high-visibility clothing. Between 70 and 80 pedestrian construction workers are still struck and killed every year by construction vehicles within a work zone. ARTBA named run-overs and back-overs the leading cause of death for roadway...
Safety Article January 01, 2005
The No. 1 state in the nation in terms of the number of fatalities and injuries in highway construction work zones is Texas. According to the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), the high numbers are because of several reasons, including: A longer construction season; An increase in construction...
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