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Topple Barriers Protect Pedestrians From Falling Floor-Stacked Loads

Floor- or block-stacked loads — which can include palletized goods, individual cases, bulk containers, or large products (such as paper rolls) — are often stored in warehouses or manufacturing facility spaces where traditional pallet racking is not suitable. However, instead ...
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Protective Guarding Search Tool Updated With More Solutions Categories

Developed and continuously updated by the members of the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), the free Protective Guarding Search Tool has been expanded with additional solutions categories. As a one-stop resource for facility managers, safety managers, and end users, the ...
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The Importance Of Proper Anchoring For Safety Barriers And Protective ...

When properly installed, industrial guardrail barriers and barrier posts protect pedestrians, facility structures, and equipment against impacts from motorized vehicles, such as lift trucks. Nearly all of these structures are directly floor-mounted with robust anchors of varying types depending on ...
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Prevent Damage From Lift Trucks With Protective Curb Barriers

When traveling throughout a facility, lift truck operators typically raise the loaded (or unloaded) forks of their vehicles 3 to 4 inches above the floor. This prevents the tips of the forks from grinding against the floor surface — usually ...
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Key Components Of A Risk Assessment For Protective Industrial Guarding

Protecting and safeguarding the health and well-being of personnel working within a warehouse, distribution center, or manufacturing facility is of paramount importance. Many operations strive to achieve this through ongoing safety training, as well as by installing protective industrial guarding ...
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Observe These Standards When Specifying Electrical Panel And Cabinet Guarding

Virtually every piece of equipment or machinery installed in warehouse, distribution center, or manufacturing facility requires an electrical panel or cabinet located in close proximity to provide power to the system. Yet leaving these sensitive housings exposed to potential damage ...
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The Pros And Cons Of Different Building Column Protector Styles

Installed around a building column at its base, column protectors are industrial guarding devices that serve to minimize the effect of an impact by a motorized vehicle or forklift. They are most often found in aisle or areas of a ...
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Standardized Crash Testing Methodology Helps Purchasers Assess Different Industrial Guardrails ...

Prior to the publication of ANSI MH31.2 – Test Method for Crash Testing Industrial Guardrail Barriers and Barrier Posts by the members of the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), a standardized testing methodology to assess the performance of these protective ...
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Safeguard Employees And Facility Structures In The Dock Area With ...

With everything that goes on in (and through) a facility’s shipping and receiving docks, it’s no wonder that space is frequently the most heavily trafficked in a building. From a variety of over-the-road vehicles backing in and pulling away and ...
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When OSHA Regulations Don’t Cover Your Specific Guarding Scenario, Refer ...

When considering guarding devices that protect personnel from hazards that could result in an injury, it’s important to refer to the mandates of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As the top regulatory agency in the U.S., compliance with ...