Portable Traffic Systems Aid Safety in Work Zones

Portable Traffic Systems Aid Safety in Work Zones

This piece was originally published in the July 2017 issue of electroindustry.

Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA

The newly published NEMA TS 5-2017 Portable Traffic Signal Systems (PTSS) Standard covers traffic signaling equipment used to enable and expedite the safe movement of vehicle traffic in roadway work zones, such as single-lane road closures during emergencies and planned events.

According to Scott Heydt, director of marketing at Horizon Signal Technologies, Inc., and chair of NEMA’s 03TS Portable Traffic Signal Technical Committee, “NEMA TS 5 provides the traffic control industry with a much-needed standard for portable traffic signals, which differ significantly from permanent traffic signal installations. Now NEMA TS 5 accurately reflects the latest technologies being used in the industry.”

NEMA TS 5-2017 is available for $142 in hard copy or as an electronic download on the NEMA website.

Other recently published standards

ANSI C18.1M, Part 2-2017 American National Standard for Portable Primary Cells and Batteries with Aqueous Electrolyte—Safety Standard, available for $99 in hard copy or as an electronic download on the NEMA website.

ANSI C78.45-2016 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Self-Ballasted Mercury Lamps, available for $141 in hard copy or as an electronic download on the NEMA website.

ANSI C78.52-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—LED (Light Emitting Diode) Direct Replacement Lamps—Method of Designation, available for $350 in hard copy or as an electronic download on the NEMA website.

NEMA TC 19-2017 Nonmetallic Riser U-Type Guards, available for $93 in hard copy or as an electronic download on the NEMA website.

NEMA VE 1-2017 Metal Cable Tray Systems, available for $84 in hard copy or as an electronic download on the NEMA website.


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