The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970 requires an employer to offer a workplace that is free from known hazards to his employees.
Warehouse operators and rack owners are legally responsible for providing a safe workplace to their employees. The improper use, selection, installation or maintenance of racking and storage systems may put workers at risk of injury and expose employers to serious liability in case of an accident.
Rack safety is key towards:
- Protecting your employees and assets
- Reducing the risks of damaging products and equipment
- Managing your operations efficiently
- Reducing downtime, when the rack is put out of use because it is damaged
- Compliance with (OSHA) and its regulations
For more on the subject, you can read:
5 Steps You Can Take To Improve Pallet Rack Safety in Your Warehouse
An Engineer's Point of View on Pallet Rack Safety
Legal Responsibilities Surrounding Damage to Pallet Racks in Canada