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Pallet Racking Safety Guidelines: What They Are and How to Comply
Pallet racking safety guidelines should be followed for all steel industrial pallet rack systems. These guidelines are established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These are intended to ensure your employees and products remain safe.
Pallet Rack Repairs & Maintenance: How It Works
Through the course of normal operations, storage rack frames can be damaged by forklifts and other material handling equipment. Damaged frames have a reduced capacity and present a serious risk of collapse and personal injury. A collapse can also damage merchandise, adjacent building structures and equipment.
When to Conduct Warehouse Pallet Racking Safety Assessments
Maintaining and inspecting racking systems regularly will help you stay cognizant of any severe or accumulated rack damage that can impact the integrity of the racking system. Periodic in-house assessments should be conducted to report anything that does not look correct or has experienced any form of contact with equipment. If you are concerned about the safety of your racking system, the sooner you address it the better.
Safety Audits & Remediation Inspection Case Study
Learn how a company was able to quickly repair any rack damage while significantly reduce their costs for safety inspection and repair services.
Seismic Racking Design Considerations for Your Material Handling System
If you are planning to build a new material handling system or reconfigure your existing one, knowing the building codes in your location, if you are in a higher risk seismic zone and what that means for your material handling system is very important.
June Marks National Safety Month
Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing workplace injury and fatalities. Running routine safety inspections to your warehouse can identify safety concerns to help avoid a rack collapse, damage to property or inventory and employee injury. Make sure to continually assess your warehouse to identify any safety issues.
Freezer Fix – A Rack Repair Case Study
A food and beverage company wanted to address two damaged selective rack frames in the company's 115' x 229' freezer where they store pallets of frozen food. REB was called in to fix the damaged rack by installing two (2) 9’ high slant rack repairs. REB also suggested a safety assessment in the entire freezer. The assessment found further damage and other safety concerns that the company completed. As a result, they now have a much safer facility and their annual cost for repairs is lower.
Transportation Transformation – A Case Study
REB conducted a rack safety inspection on a local logistics company and found a total of seventy-four (74) areas where the pallet rack frames were damaged and required repair.
Retail Rack Rehab – A Case Study
REB conducted a full on-site rack safety inspection of the distribution center. A significant number of damaged frames were found along with other typical rack damage. REB provided the manufacturer with a scope of work drawing detailing all damage and how critical each was.
Warehouse Rack Protection Options
Watch this video to learn what warehouse rack protection options are available and how they help avoid damage and injury.