Stacks of loaded pallets in the warehouse

Stacking Loaded Pallets: Everything You Need to Know

In warehouses and storage facilities, stacking loaded pallets correctly is crucial to preventing accidents. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Standards (OSHA) guidelines, materials should be stacked, blocked, interlocked, and limited in height to secure them against sliding or collapsing. The storage of the materials should not create a hazard as well. Poorly stacked…

Spraying for pests under pallets in the warehouse

What Are the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Pest Control Guidelines?

The Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) pest control guidelines prescribe a preventive approach to avoid infestation or contamination of food products by insects, rodents, and other pests. The guidelines are particularly aimed at producers and manufacturers involved in the production, handling, storage, and transportation of food products, and aim to help these organizations outline an…

Plastic pallets offer one alternative to plastic wrap when used in conjunction with other tools.

Alternatives to Pallet Wrap: Eco- and Budget-Friendly Ways to Stabilize Pallet Loads

Single-use plastic wrap may be the go-to option for stabilizing pallet loads, but it’s not exactly environmentally friendly. And while it may seem budget-conscious at first, the cost of pallet wrap can add up fast in any high-volume warehouse. Smart supply chain managers today are looking for reusable, sustainable alternatives to plastic wrap that enable…

If you're wondering how to prevent mold on pallets, switching to plastic from wood can help.

How to Prevent Mold on Pallets

In the grocery supply chain, mold isn’t just inconvenient and unsightly. It can contaminate products, lead to costly recalls, and lower retailer confidence in your product. Knowing how to prevent mold on pallets could be the difference between a rejected load–and the accompanying fines–and an easy delivery. Supply chain managers should ensure that their pallet…