Warehouse Safety: Pallet Rack Safety Panels & Netting

If you have a large warehouse with pallet racks that go to the ceiling, it is an important safety precaution to install safety panels or netting on your pallet racks. This will prevent items from falling off your pallet racks and potentially injuring someone or damaging the product. You can install safety panels that are made with welded steel wires that mount directly on to the pallet rack or netting that is made with flame retardant nylon mesh. For more information on how to purchase or install pallet rack safety panels or netting, please give us a call at 508-660-7900  
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How to Safely Stack Steel Drums in a Warehouse

To maximize space and efficiently, you will need to go vertical when storing your warehouse material. Steel drums are used in many warehouses to store both dry and liquid products. Steel drums are used because of their strength, durability and resistance to extreme temperatures. It is important to keep in mind what the steel drums are holding when stacking them. Steel drums that contain hazardous material with a specific gravity of 1.5 or less can be safely stacked at four drums high. For more in-depth information about stacking steel drums, visit the Material Handling Wholesaler website...
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Heat Illness and Adjusting to Summer Temperatures

During the summer, it is important to be aware of heat illness, especially for those working in a warehouse or anyone that is exposed to heat and humid conditions. Employees that have not built up a tolerance, temporary workers or those returning to work after a week off are at greater risk. In 2014, 2630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke. Most heat illnesses are preventable! To maintain healthy working conditions, you should drink water every 15 mins, rest in a shady area when needed, wear a hat and light colored clothing when in the sun and keep an eye out on...
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