Tag: Protective Barrier

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When Are Bollards An Ideal Protective Guarding Solution?

As one of many different types of barriers offered by the members of the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), it may not always be obvious when to use bollards over other equipment. In certain applications, bollards might be used interchangeably ...
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Protect High Height Infrastructure With These Four Solutions

Elevated walkways, overhead conveyor systems, work platforms, facility structures, and dock doors—all can be vulnerable to impacts from forklifts. If an operator forgets to lower their load or is driving a taller-masted vehicle, these areas are at risk of a ...
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How To Select The Right Bollard Material For Your Application

Bollards are vertical posts anchored to a concrete surface to create a protective barrier that absorbs and dissipates impact energy. Their placement creates a physical obstruction between personnel and moving hazards, such as materials handling equipment or vehicles, without impeding ...
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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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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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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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Improve Warehouse Safety By Adding Protective Guard Netting To These ...

Protective guard netting, also known as “rack guard netting,” “overhead netting,” and “safety netting,” retains and prevents items falling from heights to reach the ground. This protects workers and pedestrians from potentially being struck by a falling object, as well ...
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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 ...