Tag: Protective Guarding

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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...