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Prevent Defense – Pallet Rack Protection Options from All Angles

August 10, 2021

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Traffic coming and going within your facility’s pallet rack storage areas is a daily occurrence (or at least it better be!) and the higher the traffic, the better off your operations are probably doing. With tight supply chains, inventory shortages, longer lead times and limited patience from customers, movement around your rack is a constant. You can’t afford an accident. With that constant activity comes the potential for rack and inventory damage from various angles and situations. With that in mind, what are some simple ways you can protect your pallet rack?

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OSHA’s 2019 Top 10 Violations

November 14, 2019

OSHA Top 10 Violations 2019

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for the fiscal year 2019. This year the Top 10 only features one change in the rankings but still highlights the most critical safety hazards your workers face on a daily basis. With an average of 5,000 fatal work injuries reported each year, using this list to review your safety offerings could make a difference.

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Shoptalk Interview: Seismic Regulations And Your Warehouse

July 18, 2019


Buying standard storage racks for quick-shipment from a manufacturer used to be the norm. You relied on stocked inventory, but this is occurring less and less as racking becomes more specialized and regulations stricter. Today’s storage rack systems are generally considered a building-like element, and as such must meet a slew of regulations.  While these emerging ordinances are continuing to evolve, they can generate considerable headaches for even the most seasoned warehouse manager.  You should seek expert guidance from a qualified design professional whenever the racking, foundation, or warehouse infrastructure must accommodate unusual stress, loading, function, or other non-standard factors.

To help you stay up to date with changing requirements and regulation, we discuss how partnering with an expert can help to ensure durable, cost-effective, compliant storage rack with Arlin Keck, an engineer at Steel King Industries, a designer and manufacturer of warehouse storage racks, pallet racks and material handling/safety products since 1970.

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Talkin Jib-Jab – Safety When Installing A Foundationless Jib Crane

January 17, 2019

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You want to move heavy loads safely and effectively while also keeping your solution economical and efficient. Consider the Jib Crane, and effective tool in your warehouse arsenal that will hold its own and can interface with a wide variety of workstations and functions.

Foundationless Jib cranes offer versatility and economic savings, as they are bolted directly to an existing concrete floor and don’t require a concrete foundation. Using the existing floor means that you don’t need to install a costly special foundation, plus you can install and use the system sooner because you don’t need to wait for concrete to cure. Existing floor use also makes sense for smaller capacity and shorter span jib cranes. With that said, there are multiple concrete considerations before you install a foundationless jib crane. The key, is your installation.

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A Step-by-Step Safety Process for Forklifts and Pedestrians

October 2, 2018

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When it comes to protecting pedestrians from forklift accidents, focus on processes—the ways you segment, train, manage and work on a daily basis. Preventable accidents happen when a process is absent. When it comes to forklifts and pedestrians, accidents are far too common and frequently serious.

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OSHA’s 2017 Top Ten Violations—and Their Effect on Warehousing

December 5, 2017

OSHA Top 10 Violations 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2017. While none of the items on the list were especially surprising, all types of violations should give you cause to stop and think about how well you’ve done with safety in those areas.

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Improving Ergonomics in the Warehouse

November 28, 2017

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With the rising costs of workers’ compensation insurance and global pressures to increase productivity, warehouse and distribution center managers are taking a much closer look at improving ergonomics. With as many as 65% of worker’s compensation claims associated with manual materials handling, insurance companies are raising their rates—or mandating ergonomic improvements for continued coverage.

Equipment suppliers are responding to the need, engineering and designing features into their products to help workers minimize the strains associated with lifting, reaching, twisting, pulling and pushing. These new product features can also help address the demand for increased productivity as well.

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How to Keep Workers Safe at any Height

November 7, 2017

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Working at height continues to rank high on the list every year when it comes to OSHA statistics, potential causes of major injuries and even fatalities.

Research shows that far too many people end up injured or worse because of their work on ladders, rooftops or other spots above the ground. As a result, it is extremely important for EHS leaders to be aware of the potential hazards their personnel face when working at heights, as well as the best ways to keep employees safe on the job.

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Cisco-Eagle awarded Dealer of the Year by Adrian’s Safety Solutions

September 12, 2017

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Cisco-Eagle is proud to announce our receiving of the Dealer of the Year Award by Adrian’s Safety Solutions.

Adrian’s Safety Solutions mission is to make the workplace safer by offering affordable safety solutions. Steve Dew, president of Adrian’s, announced this award by saying the following, “Safety is the foundation of Adrian’s Safety Solutions and I am proud to present each award to these four worthy recipients,” said Dew. “It is inspiring to see so many companies practicing safe workplace strategies, and I commend Cisco-Eagle for their excellence.”

We’re honored to be recognized as we strive to bring our customers the very best in material handling & safety solutions, and are happy to offer the rack safety product line by Adrian’s.

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Download Cisco-Eagle’s Warehouse & Industrial Guard Rail Guide

August 18, 2017

A Guide to Warehouse Guardrails

Choosing guard rail can be confusing unless you understand clearly what kinds of conditions you are guarding against and what assets you are protecting.

Whether it be asset protection from industrial vehicle usage or fall protection for workers, there is a guard rail that can fit each need. Our new Guard Rail Guide offers you insights on the various options that we offer, as well as handy comparisons of rigid and flexible systems. We also help you understand how guard rail impact ratings are calculated and used, so you have the knowledge to make the right selection for your facility.

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