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Six Factors That Impact Pallet Rack Service Life

Generally speaking, industrial steel storage racks have a lengthy lifespan. Indeed, many rack installations are still in use several decades after commissioning. Some, however, don’t last nearly as long. For operations seeking to maximize the number of years a system ...
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Seismic Considerations For Rack Designs Explored In New RMI Video

Rack safety is critical regardless of a facility’s geographic location. However, depending on the potential for earthquakes in a given region — as well as local building codes — a safe industrial steel storage rack installation may require more stringent ...
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Examine These 9 Components During A Rack Safety Inspection

To ensure the safety and reliability of an industrial steel storage rack system, it is essential to perform routine inspections. These inspections, frequently conducted by warehouse employees or supervisors, are a visual assessment of the rack’s condition. To minimize the ...
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Key Elements Of An Effective Warehouse Rack Safety Program

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), in 2021 workers in warehousing and transportation experienced the highest injury rate involving days away from work. To reduce those numbers and keep their employees safer on the job, many companies are continuously ...
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Rack Installation Safety Requirements Detailed In RMI’s New Video

To ensure a safe workplace, it’s important to observe multiple precautions before, during, and after the implementation of a new industrial steel storage rack structure. However, facility owners and operations managers are often unfamiliar with these considerations. For that reason, ...
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Over-The-Dock Racking: Special Considerations For Busy Loading Zones

When it comes to optimizing space in a warehouse, distribution center, or production facility, safety should always be the top priority. One often overlooked area that can provide a cost-effective solution for the need for additional storage is above the ...
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People And Pallet Rack: Safety And Signage Best Practices

With more than 9.1 billion square feet of warehousing space in the U.S., pallet rack is everywhere. That pervasiveness, however, means that personnel could easily take its safety and reliability for granted. Therefore, owners and operators of warehouses and distribution ...
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New Employee Training: Teaching The Basics Of Rack Inspection

To ensure the safety of personnel working in and around industrial steel storage rack, it is important to train new (and existing) employees on the basics of rack inspection. There are several areas that associates and forklift operators can assess ...
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Awareness Of The Importance Of Rack System Safety On The ...

Lurking amid the corners of the Internet are videos of catastrophic rack failures in warehouses and distribution centers. Simultaneously horrifying and mesmerizing, the worst rack-related accident footage captures chain reactions of collapse. Yet, by documenting such hazardous and costly accidents ...
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The Six Different Rack Safety Inspections Needed During A System’s ...

To ensure the safety and performance of a rack system, a series of six separate inspections is conducted throughout the system’s lifetime. An MHI Cast podcast recording about rack safety discusses the different types of inspections. It features the late ...