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"Guidance on the Use of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices" Now Available
The ATSSA Team has developed a new guidance product under the FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant titled “Guidance on the Use of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices.”
This guideline outlines the use of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (AFAD), mechanically operated temporary traffic control devices used to assist flaggers, by various DOTs and provides information to practitioners on scenarios for determining when to use AFADs; selecting an AFAD, which may include determining the cost/benefit of using such devices; addressing safety concerns or limitations; and making the necessary adjustments when using AFADs. AFADs may be an appropriate alternative that can potentially increase the safety of flaggers by removing them from the direct flow of traffic, especially when there is no viable escape route for a standard flagger position during operations. Within the guideline, a table summarizing 11 State standards on the use of AFADs may assist other DOTs in developing their own policy during maintenance and construction activities. The guideline determines that the overall assessment of AFADs from workers and drivers is positive, and the use of these devices is recommended. The target audience is: public and private temporary traffic control designers and manufacturers of ADA devices. To order copies, send an email to email@example.com or you can download the product at www.atssa.com.
ATSSA's National Train-The-Trainer Flagger Registration Program.
IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION:
Changes to the ATSSA Flagger & Flagger Instructor Training Programs
2013 National Work Zone Awareness T-shirts Available to Order
April 15-19, 2013 is National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW). ATSSA is now taking pre-orders for the 2013 commemorative NWZAW T-shirt. Help bring awareness to work zones while honoring the men and women who work on our roadways. Partner with ATSSA and countless other organizations to increase public awareness of work zone safety by ordering and wearing the 2013 safety green or safety orange commemorative T-shirt. The last day to order is March 07, 2013, and shirts will be shipped early April. Order yours today!
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Sign and Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity Vault
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