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Safety Article July 19, 2002
For workers in the transportation construction industry, going to work every day invites the potential for harm to themselves and others. In the year 2000, over 1,000 people lost their lives to traffic accidents in work zones. In a typical year, about 80% of those killed are motorists, but the list...
Infrastructure Security Article July 19, 2002
It seems important people always demand something custom made.   As Eastern Metal/USA Sign, Elmira, N.Y., was closing construction on the American Traffic Safety Services Association’s (ATSSA) National Work Zone Memorial some wondered how they were going to make it move. Transporting the five...
Safety Article April 18, 2002
Exhibitors at Traffic Expo 2002, held Feb. 10-12 in Dallas,received free commercial time during the new product press conference. The following is a complete summary of items aimed at improving work zones across the country.   One-piece extendable barrier The Safe T Gate from GTM Canada, Larval...
Safety Article August 06, 2001
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) places a high priority on the safety of workers and the traveling publThe New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) places a high priority on the safety of workers and the traveling public in the management of its capital...
Safety Article December 28, 2000
We're in a hurry, we Americans and there isn't much to slow us down. Across the nation, speed limits on state and interstate highways have been increased, if not unofficially abolished. At the same time, we are buying-and the auto industry gladly manufacturing-vehicles designed for speed, not...
Safety Article December 28, 2000
Like Rodney Dangerfield, many flaggers may feel they just don't get any respect. Certainly not from motorists, who take out their frustrations on the most convenient person available: the flagger. Respect is even hard-earned within the industry, as many companies look at the flaggers as the low end...
Safety Article December 28, 2000
Four years ago, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program published Report 350, Recommended Procedures for the Safety Performance Evaluation of Highway Features. Based on this report, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) established a Final Rule requiring all new National Highway...
PLH preformed loop, a prefabricated loop
Work-Zone Products
Reno A&E, Reno, Nev., has released the new model PLH preformed loop, a prefabricated loop and lead-in assembly ideally suited for all traffic and access applications. The PLH preformed loop is designed to be overlaid with hot asphalt or embedded in concrete.
SVC-200S color mini camera
Earthmoving Products
Safety Vision, Houston, now offers the SVC-200S color mini camera. This camera is designed for heavy-duty mobile applications including construction, mining, utility and waste haulage, and it enables drivers and equipment operators to avoid collisions and backing accidents. The SVC-200S features an...
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