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It’s National Safety Month: Keep Employees Safe with Shield

June is National Safety Month, created by the National Safety Council, which focuses on increasing public awareness of common safety risks and reducing workplace injuries. One significant area of focus during this month is workplace safety. As accidents and injuries are a significant concern on the job, proper preventative measures must be put in place to ensure the safety of your employees.

And with the first week of June already wrapping up, there is no better time to reevaluate your facility’s working environment and ask yourself: How can you keep your workers safe on the job?

Safety is no accident, and Ideal Shield is a leading manufacturer of facility maintenance and industrial safety solutions, offering a wide range of products designed to protect employees and enhance workplace security. Not sure where to start? No worries, Ideal Shield is here to help.

Bollards: First Line of Defense

Bollards are essential for maximum safety. They play a critical role in protecting buildings, machine guarding, critical assets, and employees from vehicle and forklift-related accidents. Ideal Shield offers a variety of Safety Bollards to ensure that you find the right fit for your exact needs.

From Steel Pipe Bollards to our selection of Crash Tested Bollards, Ideal Shield has you covered. There are several different bollard ratings and installation methods to consider when deciding the correct protection for your warehouse or facility. With multiple base-plated and surface-mounted options to choose from, our knowledgeable sales teams can help you find the right fit.

Once your Safety Bollard is installed, you’ll want to sleeve it with one of our many maintenance-free Bollard Covers. Offered in 13 standard colors and custom decals or logos are available upon request to meet branding needs. We also offer a variety of Decorative Bumper Post Sleeves if you’re looking for a more sophisticated look inside or outside of your facility.

Ideal Shield's Red Bollard Covers in Costco store.

Bollards and Red Bollard Covers in a big box store.

Bollard and Urban Bronze Bollard Covers lining sidewalk and storefront.

Base Plate Bollards and Yellow Bollard Covers guarding machinery.

Goal Posts & Walls: Elite Extended Protection 

Guardrails are essential features that safeguard your warehouse and facility’s most valuable assets. While often overlooked, they play a significant role in ensuring the productivity, safety, and protection of people and material in facilities everywhere.

Did you know that some of the most common accidents in the workplace include stacked material falling and collapsing loads that crush workers? The Safety Wall Guardrail is the perfect solution for just that. Designed with safety in mind to protect employees and keep top-shelf materials where they belong, this strong industrial guarding system maximizes floor space and serves as an alternative to building foundation walls. So, that means you won’t have to worry about re-routing water systems or fire compressors. Don’t let these potential hazards get the best of your employees and facilities.

Ideal Shield's Safety Wall Guard

Ideal Shield’s Safety Wall Guard used to protect floor stacked material.

Our Goal Post Guardrail is made from U.S. steel and sleeved in HDPE plastic and can be custom designed to fit your exact safety needs. Whether protecting and safeguarding overhead dock doors, cold storage doors, or storage rack aisleways, this guardrail can keep your facility doors and employees protected against any forklift or vehicle mistakes.

The Goal Post is easily installed without needing to worry about any welding, painting, or hot work. Just slot together and draw out the set bolts, hoist, and put in place. There are also a multiple add-on options, including Motion Sensors and Presence Detectors, Installation Embed Spools, and Heavy-Duty Base Plates for you choose from for added security.

Ideal Shield's Goal Post Guardrail at a distribution facility

Ideal Shield’s Goal Post Guardrail at a distribution facility. 

Handrails: Safety & Guidance

Have you been looking to add a new safety railing to your facility, warehouse, or rooftop? Ideal Shield’s Steel Pipe and Plastic Handrail has a multitude of applications. Whether you’re looking for machine guarding, walkway guide railing, roof fall protection railing or interior fall protection, the plastic sleeved steel guide rail system can meet any of those needs.

We know that not every facility or warehouse is the exact same, which is why our Industrial Handrail is engineer designed to accommodate to your space. Whether it’s being installed on fresh flooring, cracked concrete, edges, turns, or corners, we’ve got you covered. This simple and affordable safety rail will ensure your most critical assets are adequately protected on the job.

Ideal Shield's Steel Pipe and Plastic Industrial Handrail

Ideal Shield’s Steel Pipe and Plastic Industrial Handrail used for machine guarding. 

Steel Pipe & Plastic Handrail used for catwalk guide rails

Steel Pipe & Plastic Handrail used for catwalk guide rails.

Steel Pipe & Plastic Handrail designed for handicap accessible entrance ramp.

Rooftop Guarding: Incident Prevention

Protecting rooftop workers is crucial. From both a safety and liability issue, having proper protection on rooftops and fall areas can save your employees from fatal incidents. There are plenty of pieces of equipment to help protect rooftop workers. However, if you’re looking to keep your workers safe from the edges without personal safety equipment, check out Ideal Shield’s OSHA-compliant Roof Fall Protection Railing.

Available in any of our handrail styles: Steel Pipe & Plastic Handrail or Aluminum Handrail, our Roof Fall Protection Railing is a modular system that is designed to specifically meet fall protection load requirement standards. This means a safer work environment for your team to complete projects effectively and most importantly, safely!

If you’re looking for other industrial handrail options for your next project, be sure to check out our Warning Line System and Mobile Parapet Barrier.

Ideal Shield's Aluminum Roof Fall Protection Railing powder coated in black

Aluminum Roof Fall Protection Railing powder coated in black. 

Ideal Shield's white powder coated Roof Edge Fall Protection Railing

Ideal Shield’s white powder-coated Roof Edge Fall Protection Railing

National Safety Month serves as a reminder that employee safety should be a top priority in the workplace. By investing in preventative safety solutions, companies can significantly reduce the risk of accidents, injuries, and potential liabilities.

Safety starts with each one of us. Contact our experienced and knowledgeable sales team today to learn more about how you can protect your employees in the workplace.