Tag: Rack Safety

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Learn How To Design The Optimal Rack System For Traditional ...

With traditional retail distribution relying on full pallet movement and/or picked cases, while e-commerce distribution is typically comprised of reserve, full pallet storage used to replenish a pick module or other each picking system, it stands to reason that each ...
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Ensure Rack Safety By Using A Professional For Post-Installation Inspections

Although day-to-day routine inspections of storage rack should be conducted by facility owners and employees to identify damaged areas—regardless of the severity—it’s also a good practice to engage an independent professional rack engineer to review the system. These professional reviews ...
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Why It’s Safest To Work With A Qualified Rack Engineer

Throughout RMI’s two published guidelines—Considerations for the Planning and Use of Industrial Steel Storage Racks and Guideline for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack—repeated references are made about the importance of using a qualified, experienced industrial steel ...
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Why Rack Systems Must Comply With Building Codes

Industrial steel storage rack owners are sometimes surprised to learn that the verification of the structure’s safety and design is governed by one or more local jurisdictions, such as state, county or local municipality. Additionally, this permitting and inspection process ...
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Three Ways To Protect Rack Column Anchors From Forklift Damage

As a safeguard against the industrial steel storage rack falling down, anchor bolts are used to secure column base plates to the facility floor. Critical to the structural integrity of the rack, the anchors prevent the rack uprights from sliding ...
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American Welding Society Standards: Why They’re Critical To Rack Safety

Whether an industrial steel storage rack is comprised of structural or roll-formed steel components, the welds created in their fabrication are critical to the system’s safe and reliable performance. That’s because a variety of conditions could increase the risk of ...
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Where To Safely Tie-Off When Installing Storage Rack

To keep installers safe when working in an elevated position of six feet or more when assembling an industrial steel storage rack, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has specific requirements for the usage of personal fall protection systems. ...
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RMI’s New Video Overviews The Basics Of Rack Maintenance And ...

RMI has produced and released a new video offering some basic guidelines for inspecting, maintaining and repairing industrial steel storage rack systems to ensure a safe working environment. The video is targeted to both potential and current end users and ...
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Why Are Pallets Important For Pushback System Safety?

Last-in/first-out (LIFO) pushback racking systems (like the vast majority of industrial steel storage rack systems) are designed for use with specific pallet types, loads and rack configurations. For that reason, it is critically important to ensure that operators only load ...
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Recommended Safety Practices For Case Picking Of Products Stored In ...

Because they support high-throughput order fulfillment of single product—typically fast movers—some operations utilize pushback racking storage systems as part of their picking process. In order to ensure that pickers are able to perform their assigned tasks safely when working with ...