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Safety News December 15, 2014
In this instructional video, WorkSafeBC shows equipment operators what to do in the event of a compactor rollover.  
Safety Article December 04, 2014
Humans and wildlife interact in some form or another on a daily basis.   If you are one of the many people that enjoy viewing wildlife, sightings can be exciting, but when traveling at high speeds, close encounters can be dangerous or even fatal. In the 1990s, the number of vehicular accidents...
Safety News December 02, 2014
The new orange is coming to Wisconsin.   The Wisconsin DOT announced it would be using orange pavement markings in at least three separate locations throughout the Zoo Interchange project to see if the change in color does make a difference when it comes to safety. It’s the first known application...
Safety Products December 01, 2014
Avery Dennison overlays are made with a special acrylic polymer that allows them to provide durable protection to finished signs, and they are also the easiest to weed in the industry. All are coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive and designed for computer sign cutting and application on the...
Safety Products December 01, 2014
TrafficJet is a new inkjet printing system that digitally prints traffic control and other custom signage on a just-in-time basis. It is a clean, simple and cost-effective way to improve the product quality and production capacity of any traffic safety or reflective sign-making operation. This...
Safety Products December 01, 2014
HIP
Avery Dennison’s T-6000 High Intensity Series is the industry’s first prismatic high-intensity sheeting. Providing vibrant daytime colors and higher reflectivity than glass bead sheeting, this film is the whitest in the industry. Engineered to be computer cut using drum or flatbed plotters, it...
Safety Products December 01, 2014
TrafficJet allows you to make full use of sheeting width by nesting signs of various types, sizes and colors across the full web. This allows you to reduce raw material cost and streamline operations by keeping fewer sheeting widths and colors in inventory.
Safety Products September 24, 2014
The X-Lite End Terminal from Lindsay Transportation Solutions uses next-generation, non-extruding technology to absorb the energy of impacting vehicles. When compared to older extruding end terminals, Lindsay Transportation Solutions provides improved vehicle control and increased occupant safety....
Safety Products July 30, 2014
Mobile Barriers MBT-1—strong, highly mobile barriers for temporary work zones, mobile operations and incident management. Improves safety, efficiency and traffic flows. Drives at speed and simply parks to work. Fully integrated and self-contained with onboard power, lights, decks, storage, signage...
Safety News July 15, 2014
While road safety nationwide has improved greatly in the last decade, traffic fatality rates are still generally higher in the northern-plains and southern states than in the Northeast, Midwest and West, according to a University of Michigan researcher.   Michael Sivak, research professor at the...
Safety Article July 02, 2014
Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the first stop-sign installation.   Not surprisingly, this innovation was developed and installed in Detroit. It was a rather simple device—the word STOP written in black on a white metal background. Over the next century a system of uniform rules, road-...
Safety Article June 24, 2014
Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are being increasingly deployed in work zones to improve traffic operations and safety. Also known as smart work-zone systems, these deployments provide real-time information to travelers, monitor traffic conditions and manage incidents. Despite numerous ITS...
Safety Products May 27, 2014
Eliminate Claims and lower your Costs! Safety Ramps allow smooth, safe passage for motorists over transverse milled edges, steel utility plates, end of day joints and bridges. Smooth, uniformly molded Safety Ramps. Eliminate heavy equipment and operator cost to install and remove asphalt ramps....
Safety News May 21, 2014
More than 3.5 million drivers in 20 states ran a red light in 2013, according to the second biannual “Safer Roads Report 2014: Trends in Red-Light Running” from the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR).   The report examines red-light running trends across 20 states and is designed to help...
Safety Article May 09, 2014
Good friction The first-place winner in the 2014 ATSSA Innovation Awards, the Sher-Friction High Friction Surface (HFS) treatment from Sherwin-Williams, can help reduce accidents by up to 70%. Sher-Friction consists of two parts: a liquid resin film applied to the pavement surface, followed by an...
Safety News May 02, 2014
While the rest of the U.S. is gaining daylight as summer nears, those around Kansas City are losing street light.   Hundreds of street lights in the western Missouri region are out of order. Some are lifeless because of the harsh winter or bulbs that have reached the end of their service life, but...
Safety News April 07, 2014
Forty-five percent of highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work-zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials added that the study found work-...
Safety News April 07, 2014
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri LeBas last Thursday held a news conference on the front lawn of DOTD headquarters alongside a 609-cone memorial, honoring the number of lives lost nationwide in work zones in 2012.   "Tremendous progress has been made to...
Safety Article January 15, 2014
According to the FHWA, there were 87,606 work-zone crashes in 2010 that led to 576 fatalities.That number translates to one fatality in a work zone every 15 hours. Research into traffic safety has found that demand-management programs used to reduce volumes through construction sites have a high...
Safety Article January 15, 2014
W hile the U.S. DOT works feverishly to complete MAP-21’s new bridge, pavement and asset-management data requirements, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) provides a guide for how to use public-private partnerships to take risk-based asset management to a whole new level and create the...

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