Warehouse pallet racking users will benefit from new rack safety awareness initiative
Late last year, the Rack Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (RMI) launched a rack safety awareness campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to increase awareness of overall industrial steel storage racking safety and also to emphasize the importance of RMI rack standards and R-Mark Certification.
For 60 years, RMI has been the leading voice for the industry’s suppliers of industrial steel storage racks and related structural systems. As the national voice for those who supply these solutions in the United States, RMI has historically disseminated safety information and education its members and other parties on the importance of rack safety.
“This campaign complements and enhances these efforts,” said John Krummell, president, Advance Storage Products as well as RMI member. “RMI felt there was a general lack of awareness around what is most important when it comes to racking safety. This awareness campaign takes all of the technical information found in manuals and standards and makes it easy to access and understand.”
“We want the end user, insurance companies, risk management professionals and others to understand how the right racks allow rapid access to materials in supply chains, as well as to provide dependable, ergonomic and safe product storage solutions,” he added.
Blog articles will outline when you can repair a racking system or when you should replace as well as provide general guidelines around conducting assessments and surveys of rack damage. Most importantly, the blog will provide high-level explanations of engineering solutions that work.
”Our hope is that rack solution users will critically analyze the safety and efficiency of their existing racking systems,” said Krummell.
Rack Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (RMI) members are the Industry’s leading suppliers of Industrial Steel Storage Racks and Related Structural Systems. They supply industrial rack solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector. RMI was formed in 1958 and is an affiliated trade association of MHI.
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling, logistics and supply chain equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product- and solution-specific groups. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.