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The Importance Of Matching Pallets To Rack Type For Safe ...

Products arrive in warehouses and distribution centers on any number of pallet types these days: two-way entry, four-way entry, skids, slip-sheets, nine-block, and more. Some pallets are designed with multiple boards—or stringers—spanning the bottom surface; others have a foot in ...
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Soil Classification And Its Importance To Safe Seismic Rack Design

A soil classification is assigned to a location based on the characteristics of the types of soils present, including the ability of the soil to withstand the weight of the structures built on it. Therefore, it’s important to have this ...
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How To Safely Handle Multiple Pallet Sizes In Selective Rack

Not every operation handles the same load on the same pallet; some have multiple pallet and load sizes that need to be stored in the same industrial storage rack system. That’s why it’s important to share those details with the ...
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How Kickplates On Elevated Work Platforms Contribute To Worker Safety

Among the fall protection measures required for elevated work platforms, pick modules, or rack supported platforms—including guarding, stair handrails, and temporary access devices—kickplates are the one system that doesn’t protect associates working on the platform. Instead, they are often the ...
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How Seismic Design Categories And Site Coefficients Impact Safe Rack ...

Design decisions for racks to be used in facilities with a greater risk of seismic activity are based on a number of factors, including seismic design categories and site coefficients. Information about each is used by a qualified rack engineer ...
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Load Handling And Elevated Work Platforms: How To Ensure Safe ...

To replenish pallets of product picked by associates working in pick modules or on rack supported platforms, most facilities use forklifts to deliver the loads to a pallet drop zone at an aisle-side ledge. While guardrails are required by the ...
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The Basics Of Safe Guardrails For Elevated Work Platforms

To maximize the overhead space in their facilities, many operations utilize elevated work platforms, pick modules, or rack supported platforms upon which workers access stored items. Because they’re working above ground level, it’s important to integrate permanent fall protection—specifically guardrails—around ...
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Will Your Rack Design Require A Seismic Force Review?

It’s a common misconception that seismically designed rack is only found west of the continental divide. In fact, earthquake activity has been documented in multiple regions throughout the U.S., including the Midwest and Southeast. That’s why, depending on where within ...
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Safety Specifications For Pick Module Stair Design

Associates working within pick modules or on rack supported platforms to retrieve items stored above the facility floor access those higher levels via stairways. Protecting those workers from falls is, therefore, of critical importance. For that reason, the safe design ...
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Understanding Rack Decking Capacity Ratings

Intended to provide additional support for items stored on a pallet, decking products—such as welded wire, cold-formed light gauge, bar grating, and structural lumber—are placed on industrial steel storage rack beams to span the distance between them. Because decking is ...