Tag: Pedestrian Safety

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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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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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Is Your Facility As Safe As It Can Be? Use ...

While safety is the number one priority of most industrial facilities, sometimes safety measures—such as pedestrian and traffic barriers and guardrails—aren’t as widely deployed as they could be. Or, dangers may have become overlooked as managers and workers go about ...
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Pedestrian And Traffic Barriers: Regulations, Standards, And Best Practices

Beyond the general duty clause that requires employers to keep workers safe from recognized hazards and 29 CFR 1910.176(a), which requires sufficient safe clearances around mechanical handling equipment and appropriately marked permanent aisles and passageways, the Occupational Health and Safety ...
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Pedestrian And Traffic Barriers: Where They Should Be Used And ...

Installing pedestrian and traffic barriers within warehouses, distribution centers, factories, manufacturing facilities, and other industrial buildings protects personnel from hazards such as vehicles and other dangerous equipment. With these barriers or guardrails in place, a physical separation is created to ...
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Can’t Find An Off-The-Shelf Guarding Solution? Here’s Why Custom Is ...

A quick search online for virtually any type of protective guarding — guardrails, bollards, safety gates, kickplates, steel mesh, safety netting, dock barriers and more — will quickly yield a number of standard, off-the-shelf products. Most of these systems and ...
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How To Plan Facility Guarding That Accommodates Vehicle Traffic

With a number of today’s warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities adding flexible, scalable load transport equipment to better meet customer demands, it’s become increasingly important to install protective guarding. Whether an operation is brand-new, greenfield construction or the reconfiguration ...
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New Standard for Crash Testing Industrial Guardrails and Barriers Used ...

Industrial guardrail barriers and barrier posts are frequently utilized within industrial and warehouse environments to safeguard against impacts by motorized vehicles, such as forklifts. Typically, these barriers — which include bollards, industrial facility protection guardrail, and industrial pedestrian guardrail — ...
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How To Identify Areas Where Guardrails May Be Needed

Installing fixed protective barriers such as guardrails creates a physical separation between workers and potential impact hazards — such as vehicles, forklifts carrying loads, and mobile material handling equipment. Likewise, they can be installed to protect inventory, structures, equipment and ...