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Providing Washington State Traffic Control Flagger Certification & First Aid/CPR/AED Classes

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General Discussion


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over a year ago
by Larry Virdell
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Suntan & Sun Blockers - Is it killing me?


Data of ingredients in popular suntan and sun blocker lotions.
READ before you buy!
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over a year ago
by Larry Virdell
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Speed Advisory Plaques - Speeding Ticket?


I recently posted a question on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) website asking for a clarification of legal enforcement of speeds in workzones posting black on orange reduced speed signs thru workzones.
I've had 2 students tell me they've been
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Not "Actively" Flagging? GET OFF THE ROAD!


The WSDOT 2010 M41-10 Standard Specifications for Road, Bridge and Municipal Construction Manual has updates designed to help Contractors and Employers protect Flaggers.
It's been observed that when a Contractor or Employer has nothing for a Flagger to d
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Flagger Lighting Stations


A lot of flaggers, contractors and employers are still not aware of flagger lighting requirements on WSDOT contracts, or contracts that subscribe to the M41-10 Standard Specs.
A lot of people ASSUME that flaggers can simply stand under a street light, or
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Hanging Sandbags - NEW requirements


The 2010 WSDOT M41-10 Standard Specifications, used on WSDOT and other Projects, now requires that "ballast" (sandbags) used to provide stability on Advance Warning Signs be placed ON THE GROUND! NOT hanging in the air.
The specific language, in the M41-
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over a year ago
by anonymous
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Stop/Slow Paddle Staff Height minimums?


A LONG time ago, L&I stated StopSlow Paddles MUST be a minimum of 6 feet (72 inches) from the ground to the bottom of the sign.
This has changed!
L&I states: "Flagger signaling must be with sign paddles approved by WSDOT and confrom to guidelines and re
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Just For Laughs


10 Things a Safety Trainer Never Hears




1.Hey! Get up! It's MY turn to sit in the front row!
2.Your safety talk was so exciting that I didn't notice it was 25 minutes over the scheduled time!
3.Personally, I find inspecting my respirator so
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Setting cones while riding on a tailgate


It is a violation of L&I / DOSH WAC's for Flaggers to set cones while riding on the tailgate of a vehicle.
The complete DOSH Directive is available thru this link:
http://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/Rules/Policies/PDFs/WRD655.pdf
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