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Visibility is a crucial component of safety on roadways. Regardless of whether you’re a pedestrian, driver, or a road worker, knowing what’s ahead increases your safety, as well as the safety of those around you. Read More

As January turns to February, some folks across North America are gearing up for another phase of winter. The thermometer can continue to drop in February, and chilly temperatures often bring more heavy snow fall and ice storms to various towns, cities, and states. Read More

A New Year means invigorated planning efforts within our company. A new start to the year gives us (and you!) an opportunity to revisit what worked well in the past and to consider where our efforts might be focused in the future. Read More

Safety is always in season at North America Traffic. With the PTL2.4X Portable Traffic Light, roadside workers are provided with safety and durability at all times of the year. Read More

I recently obtained the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on Fatal Occupational Injuries to Flaggers at road construction sites. In 2016, 10 flagger deaths were reported. Read More

The MUTCD tells us who can do a flaggers’ job with specific qualifications, how he or she shall direct traffic with a stop/slow paddle, what to wear for high-visibility apparel, and where to stand, but the MUTCD does not tell us when to use flaggers under high-risk work zone conditions. Read More

At the ATSSA mid-year meeting in August, I found out that 10 State DOTs are taking positive steps to combat distracted drivers, and ultimately, to improve Flagger safety. I thought – why are they wanting to improve Flagger safety? Read More

A report on the increasing dangers facing Flaggers today

Driver distractions have been around since automobiles were invented, but the number of distractions have increased dramatically when the smart phone came along. When we include distracted drivers with intoxicated and speeding Read More

Why do we skirt around the real issues underlying worker safety?

Road workers are injured and killed at an alarming rate. There is a solution, and it’s right in front of us. In my day-to-day bombardment of social media and email marketing messages, I probably read the word “safety” a few hundred times per week. Read More