Traffic Cone Accessories and Applications

A traffic cone is the paper clip or rubber band of the traffic safety industry. It is a simple product with an abundance of uses and applications. Commonly used on the roads to direct traffic or mark hazards. They are also used indoors to block off entrances or keep people out of areas under construction. Cones are used to direct crowds of people at events, as temporary sign stands, or they can be used during exercise drills and during driver license exams. The list goes on, and as people have discovered new uses for them, they have also developed some accessories to further legitimize their significance. Traffic Cone Accessories:  Traffic Cone Chain Connector The Traffic Cone Chain Connector can be placed over […]

What is Arc Rated Clothing?

Arc rated clothing is critically important for workplace safety when dealing with electrical wiring and other electrical systems. Electrical work can result in sparks, shocks or even fires. The NFPA 70 is the standard set for installing electrical systems in the United States. The NFPA 70E specifically covers the requirements for employees working with the electrical wiring and equipment. Within these documents are specific guidelines on Arc Flash Rated or “AR” clothing.  AR rated clothing is different from flame resistant (FR) clothing.  AR clothing is flame resistant, but not all flame resistant clothing can be categorized as AR clothing. The main difference is that AR clothing has been designed and tested to withstand flash hazards better than typical flame resistant […]

Why Pavement and Line-Striping? – Pavement Striping Business & Tips

Believe it or not, there are high profit margins for contractors doing pavement and line-striping work. Not only are they paid well for their work, but the time and labor put in is not too extensive. Initial costs include the striping machine, however refilling supplies thereafter is not pricey, and generally jobs have $400 minimum requirements to cover overhead. A typical parking lot with 50 parking spaces, a couple handicap stalls and a few arrows can run for $1,500. Learning how to stripe is not too difficult a task either. Start by re-striping existing stripes and you should get it down in no time.  Note that cleaning or sweeping the pavement before marking it is needed to obtain the best […]