Building Management Hawaii December/January 2014 - (Page 11)

Limit your liability and follow federal sign regulations on your property. By Bob Peterson I f the public travels on a property you own or manage- apartment complex, recreational facility, shopping center, office-all traffic control devices must conform to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). What is the MUTCD? The MUTCD is the national standard for the design, installation and use of all traffic control devices (such as traffic signs, pavement markings, barriers and barricades). What do you need to do? Make sure that any traffic control devices that were installed after the effective date January 16, 2007 comply with the MUTCD. It is not required to replace existing non-conforming signs that were installed previous to the effective date. However, if a non-conforming sign needs to be replaced due to being damaged, then the replacement must conform to the MUTCD. Some common examples of non-compliant traffic control devices: * Sandblasted STOP signs * Signs that are the wrong color STOP signs must be RED with WHITE lettering BMH Resource: View the MUTCD at You can also view the American Traffic Safety Services Association's brochure at Bob Peterson is the former owner of Peterson Sign Co. and has more than 40 years of experience in the sign industry. He is the Oahu Branch Manager of GP Roadway Solutions, a provider of safety solutions for facilities, parking lots, work zones and roadways. Early Bird Deadline January 27, 2014 Entry Binder Deadline March 10th, 2014 Awards Gala May 28th, 2014 BMH December 2013 - January 2014 11 Sig n S & Sa fe ty A Sign From The Feds * Signs mounted at the wrong height Signs must be mounted 7 feet in urban areas and 5 feet in rural areas * Non-conforming speed limit signs Speed limit signs must be in increments of 5 mph * Pavement markings that are the wrong color STOP bars must be WHITE If you're not sure if your property's traffic control devices are compliant with the MUTCD, it'd be best to get your site assessed by a safety expert. Why you should comply? It's the law! But if you need another reason, if you don't comply and someone is injured on your property, you will be held liable for their injury. In addition, a safe environment shows customers that you care and reflects positively on you, the owner or manager. With this regulation, the bottom line is to provide consistent messaging for all travelers, whether on a private or public road. Consistent messaging improves safety.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii December/January 2014

Signs & Safety How Do I Get Out Of Here?
Signs Of A Safe Building
A Sign From The Feds
Water Savings Coming Clean With Recycled Water
Water & Energy: Two-For-One Savings
Solar  Hawaii’s Leaders In Solar
Waterproofing Cementious Coating Vs. Polyurethane Foam
Sky Arches
The $1 Million Mistake
Seal The Deal
Resin Injections Save Basement
Waste Management Keeping The Trash Industry Clean
Special Offer
Assistance Animals Making Room For Rover
Green Cleaning Be Green: Resources & Tips

Building Management Hawaii December/January 2014