Road Traffic Control & Construction Safety Blog


 

Are you interested in learning more about traffic control, road construction safety, automated flagging devices and more? Our blog covers a wide variety of topics ranging from the various kinds of safety hazards flaggers face to the different kinds of traffic control devices that are available for use. As a manufacturer of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (AFAD) we consider ourselves a reliable source of information in these areas when you need it. That being said, check out our collection of articles below.

Practicing Work Zone Safety in Rainy Conditions

Practicing Work Zone Safety in Rainy Conditions

We’ve all heard the old saying “April showers bring May flowers”, a well-intentioned phrase meant to bring an optimistic perspective to the dreary weather that April can commonly bring. However, in the world of work zones, April showers often bring accidents and dangerous conditions. As work zones and temporary traffic control (TTC) zones pop up across the country now that it’s spring, are you prepared for the potential dangers that the sporadic weather can bring?Continue reading
Work Zone Safety: For Drivers

Work Zone Safety: For Drivers

Every year in April, road workers across the country honor National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW). This year NWZAW falls on April 8-12, and the theme is “Drive Like You Work Here.” Federal, state, and independent agencies will be hosting events and promoting awareness of all week long, but you can honor National Work Zone Awareness week all year long by being a safe and responsible driver. In recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, we’ve rounded up four safety tips for driving in work zones and being aware of what’s going on around you. After all, the safety of…
How Do I Become a Certified Flagger?

How Do I Become a Certified Flagger?

In work zones, flaggers are some of the most important people on site. Flaggers can have a rewarding career, but traffic control can at times be a very stressful job. It’s become a myth across the industry that flaggers have a job anyone could do. This couldn’t be farther from the truth, as flaggers are at the front lines of protecting workers from work zone hazards, and ensuring that motorists can pass through a work zone safely. Flaggers need to be aware of their surroundings at all times, be able to multitask and be one step ahead, and understand proper…
Work Zone Safety Tips (For Workers)

Work Zone Safety Tips (For Workers)

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to attend the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) Annual Convention and Traffic Expo. One of the most impactful experiences we had while attending, was viewing the National Work Zone Memorial. Continue reading
Temporary Traffic Control Devices

Temporary Traffic Control Devices

In work zones across the country, people are using traffic control devices like Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (AFADs) or Portable Traffic Light Systems (PTLs) to direct traffic flow, increase safety in the work zone, and keep everything running smoothly.