New York State Local Technical Assistance Program

Quick Answers: Equipment

Where can I find information listing what safety equipment is required for my staff? (11/14/19)

We currently install base posts, lap splice joints and a sign post for all signage. According to page 14 paragraph 3 of the 2010 FHWA Guide  “Maintenance of Signs and Sign Supports” a "A U-channel post of re-rolled rail steel weighing 3 pounds-per-foot or less meets breakaway requirements by itself.” Is that still an acceptable standard for breakaways? (9/25/19)

What is the new Excavator Certification Training and who needs to be certified? (2/19/19)

Can a municipality have different color cones for work zones so different departments can identify which cones are theirs? (1/16/19)

Are municipal employees typically allowed to use municipally owned dump trucks and trailers for the purpose of completing their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) A and B road test? (12/6/18)

Where can I find chainsaw training resources
in NYS?

Why do I need to use personal protective equipment (PPE) and what are the best ways to use them? (5/30/18)

Do I have to put our town insignia on our trucks?

Where do I find guides for placarding hazardous materials on a truck?

Does a municipality have to go to bid to purchase a used vehicle?

What is the limit for idling a truck?

Do municipal trucks need to have fire extinguishers?

Can I use my old steel barrels and homemade wooden barricades in a work zone?

Where can I find a specification for a product or service?

Are there any requirements for how many and how bright yellow (amber) flashing lights are to be on work trucks?

Are there new sizes for work zone signs?

What traffic control is required in a nightime work zone?

What can I use to clean paving equipment other than diesel fuel?

What are the requirements for safety vests in the right-of-way?

What is a Heater-Scarifier?

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