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Paying Attention To Industrial Safety Concerns

After one of my guys almost got smashed by an overhead boom, I knew that we had to make a few changes. Instead of ignoring safety protocols and living with our outdated equipment, I decided to invest a little money into industrial equipment and supplies. We updated our machinery to include safety features, and we started asking each of our employees to wear brightly-colored jackets so that we could tell where everyone was. It took an overhaul of the entire business, but when we were done, things ran a lot smoother. Check out this blog for ideas on how to keep your team safe.


Tips for Businesses That Rely on Pallets

For many businesses, pallets can be an important tool for moving items around the facility or on and off trucks. As a result, having a sound plan for using pallets in your everyday operations can allow you to avoid some potentially significant issues.

Cycle Out Any Pallets That Are Worn or Damaged

Using pallets after they have reached the end of their usable life can be a serious mistake as it can increase the risk of the pallets falling in a way that could result in the items on them being damaged or those moving the pallets suffering injuries. To avoid this problem, you should periodically inspect any of the pallets that your business regularly uses to look for signs that the pallet is cracking, splintering, or suffering other types of wear that could weaken it. Working with an industrial pallet service can help you with ensuring that your business can have a stable supply of pallets to replace the ones that must be discarded.

Adhere to the Weight Limits for the Pallets

Every industrial pallet will have a maximum weight that it is capable of supporting. Exceeding this weight limit can be a mistake. This can cause the pallets to suffer a major failure that could cause problems. You will need to review the weight capacity limits for the pallets that your business is considering buying to make sure that they have enough capacity to be able to support all of the items that you are needing to transport. When loading the pallets, you will also want to defer on the side of caution when you are trying to decide whether you are approaching the weight limit for the pallets. Some businesses may invest in scale systems that will allow them to know exactly how much weight they are loading on to the pallets so these issues can be avoided.

Properly Store Any Pallets That Aren't in Use

Whenever you are not using the pallets, they will need to be store in an area that will keep them safe from moisture and stress damage. Ideally, this will involve storing the pallets in a climate-controlled area where the humidity is kept as low as possible. Additionally, the pallets should not be leaning vertically against each other as this can put stress on them. In fact, this stress may cause the wood in the pallets to warp or crack, which may make the pallet unusable for your purposes.