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January 07, 2016

How to Keep Pallet Racks OSHA Compliant

Warehouses come in all shapes and sizes, but pallet racks or racking is the one common factor that holds your valuable goods. Did you know that if an upright rack has as little as 3/8-inch deflection, it’s considered unsafe by OSHA? It’s important that you make sure your pallet racks and all other materials handling systems are safe and on par with OSHA standards, and one way to do that is to make sure you purchase all of your materials handling systems through DAK Equipment & Engineering. We design and manufacture our pallet racks and all materials handling systems with the utmost care and consideration so that your distribution facility can be outfitted with only the safest pallets and racks.

Whether it’s by inspections or damaged goods that you find your racks have deflection or otherwise unsafe standards, it’s important that you fix them as quickly as possible. You can repair your racks to make them stronger than the original rack components. If your racks are too old or they need to be replaced, DAK Equipment & Engineering can help you with the replacement parts so there is no downtime for you.

You should also take precautions to protect the most critical components of your racking system: the lower sections of the uprights. This is the area most commonly hit by operators on truck lifts. If you have a good rack protection, it will not only keep you in compliance with OSHA but you’ll also be able to keep your products and your distribution facility safe.

 

 
 
 
 

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