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Hardware Eligibility Letters

Hardware, such as barriers, sign supports, and work zone devices are commonly used to reduce the potential severity of crashes on the roadside. Crash testing is used to evaluate the crashworthiness of these devices.

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 508) is a Federal law that requires Federal agencies to make electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities in accordance with standards issued by the U.S. Access Board. The Access Board’s Section 508 Standards address the accessibility requirements for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which encompasses EIT covered by Section 508, that federal agencies procure, develop, maintain, or use. Eligibility letters that FHWA posts on this website constitute ICT that must conform to the Section 508 Standards, and particularly the Section 508 Standards for electronic content at Section E205. These standards require electronic content to conform to Level A and Level AA Success Criteria and Conformance Requirements in WCAG 2.0 (Section E205.4). Therefore, FHWA posts eligibility letters on this website with attachments (manufacturers’ hardware drawings, test summaries, etc.) that meet Section 508 requirements.

ARCHIVED: FHWA Eligibility letters issued using NCHRP 350 testing criteria.

Letter Date Sort ascending Testing Manufacturer Hardware Type Device Description
WZ-450 MASH Eastern Metal of Elmira, Inc. Work Zone Devices Apex Summit w/ Aluminum Sign
WZ-451 MASH DICKE Safety Products Work Zone Devices SUF2000W sign stand with 48” x 48” Roll-Up Sign
WZ-432 MASH Dicke Safety Products Work Zone Devices DL1008 Sign Stand w/ 48in x 48in roll-up sign
WZ-433 MASH Dicke Safety Products Work Zone Devices STF1240 Sign Stand w/ 48in x 48in roll-up sign
WZ-437 - Rescinded Letter MASH Eastern Metal Sign and Safety Work Zone Devices Apex Dual Recoil Sign
WZ-434 MASH Dicke Safety Products Work Zone Devices Dicke Safety Products STF1008 Sign Stand w/48in x 48in roll-up sign
WZ-448 MASH Eastern Metal of Elmira, Inc. Work Zone Devices Apex Tripod
WZ-441 MASH The Cortina Companies, Cortina Safety Products Work Zone Devices Cortina QuadraFlex VI Economy Tri-Pod Sign Stand with 48"X48" Roll-Up Sign
WZ-449 MASH Bone Safety Work Zone Devices SZ-412-S
WZ-452 MASH Bone Safety Work Zone Devices SZ-412