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New AR3 Designed Specifically for GA Airports

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Historically, general aviation (GA) airports have been exempt from Part 139 advisory circulars issued by the FAA, giving commercial airports a permit to land commercial carriers in return for compliance with these advisories. However, GA airports try to comply as much as possible, even with their much lower budgets and limited access to AIP grants. The OTW AR10x96 barrier has been the industry standard […]

Poor work zone delineation causes accident and driver complaints

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

At least one person was taken to the hospital following a crash in a construction zone on a Boise road, but we have learned this driver is not the first to be confused by the poor delineation of the work zone. Boise resident Joy Patterson drives the route about twice a day and said she […]

Highway officials say motorist drove through freshly poured concrete

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

As disucssed in my previous blog posts, motorists are frequently driving into work zones by driving between the gaps in drums, delineators, and cones. Again, as documeted in this story from Kentucky, ,  a motorist drove around traffic barricades and barrels and through wet concrete.   The vehicle left tracks in the new concrete that […]

LCD’s Provide Clear Guidance

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

As documented in the following link, this work zone did not provide clear delineation for the motorist. In this case, an LCD would have provided clear lanes to the motorists traveling through the work zone, and could have prevented this work zone accident. LCD’s are FHWA accepted, listed in the MUTCD, and provide delineation not […]

Drivers Entering Work Zones Between Gaps in Traffic Control Devices

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

As disucssed in my previous blag post, motorists more frequently are driving into work zones, entering the construction site by driving between the gaps in drums, delineators, and cones. Again, as documeted in this video, , drivers are passing using the work zone and driving around Type III road closures to travel in the work […]

How to Prevent Motorists from Traveling Between Delineators or Drums

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 Barrier Perpendicular to Traffic

We have been discussing this issue for years. Motorists will travel into a work zone, between drums or delineators for various reasons. There is more and more evidence of this, and is again documented in the following video: Preventing Motorists Driving Between Drums in a Work Zone This is a public safety issue, and a […]

How Many Safety Violations Can You Spot?

Monday, July 8th, 2013

OTW Safety is committed to improved work zone safety. In order to raise awareness about dangerous workplace safety violations, we post photos of dangerous work zones to our Facebook page, and we write a BLOG post with commentary on MUTCD violations. This week we’re highlighting the road construction at UT State Road 248. As you […]

OSHA compliance directive, CPL 02-01-154

Monday, July 8th, 2013

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 worksites 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 training required for […]

Improved Traffic Control Devices : Best Way to Reduce Highway Work Zone Crashes

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 LCD's provide clear longitudinal guidance

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 […]

The AR3- A New Era in Low Profile Airport Barricades

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Introducing the newest member of the the OTW Safety family.  The AR3 is a barricade that was designed specifically to fill the needs of GA airports and smaller jobs where quick and easy deployment of barricades is needed.  Features Include: Integrated screw-in light and flag holes, easy to store with stacking protrusions, molded-in handle, USA made, 100% […]

Government Sales

Andrew Bergholz
Title: Vice President of Sales
TAPCO (Traffic & Parking Control Co., Inc.)
GSA Contract: #GS-07F-5924R
Direct Phone: 262-814-7338