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In our industry, almost every member utilizes racking and shelving. We continue to come across enquiries for anchorage, supporting and modifications of racking and shelving. MSA recently contacted Johnston Equipment in Regina in an "Ask the Expert" format and they were kind enough to share their knowledge below:


1. When is it OK to anchor your pallet racking to the walls of your facility?

Only if you have an engineer’s report that states the building can support the side loading placed on it when connecting the pallet racking to the structure.


2. How high can you go without anchoring your pallet racking?

All pallet racking regardless of height must be anchored to the surface it sits on. If anchoring is not possible (ex; hydronic lines in concrete) then we would move to other options such as cross aisle ties.


3. When should safety clips/pins be used on the pallet rack cross beams and vertical supports?

Safety clips/pins must be used to ensure that if you happen to bump the pallet rack cross beam upwards, it will not be dislodged from the vertical supports unless overwhelming force is applied (causing the clip/pin to shear). It is mandatory that the safety clips/pins be installed during the installation process or at any time after if they are not currently installed.

To learn more about racking & shelving I invite you to view our recently completed webinar: Racking & Shelving Webinar

SiteDocs Partnership

If you missed last week’s exciting announcement. MSA members can now take advantage of an exclusive 20% discount when purchasing and renewing their SiteDocs account through MSA.


SiteDocs offers a leading digital platform for members to use custom forms and complete safety follow-up action items, worker training certifications, and GPS locations in real-time for safety management systems.


To learn more about this exclusive offering for MSA members click here: Member Discounts

Upcoming Training Dates

Register now and receive essential industry safety training before summer! We have upcoming live virtual training on:


May 18th OHC Level 1

June 1st OHC Level 2

June 22nd  Safety Fundamentals for Supervisors & Managers


This provincially recognized training prepares Occupational Health Committee members, Supervisors and Managers for their required safety roles in the workplace.

To learn more or to register click below:


Live Virtual Options: Live Virtual Training Registration

Classroom Options: MSA Classroom Training Calendar

WCB Training Compensation Institute 2023

Register now for the May 29th & 30th free WCB Training Compensation Institute in Saskatoon. Do not delay as this event books up quickly!


This free two-day event is an opportunity to hear from world-class international and local keynote presenters on a range of topics, experiences and perspectives regarding workplace safety, and safety leadership and practices.

For more information click here: 2023 WCB Comp Institute

Workplace Site-Specific WHMIS Webinar

I am sure you have heard of or taken generic WHMIS training at some point. Did you know workers must also receive Workplace Specific WHMIS Training? 

Join us on June 15th for this webinar to learn more: WHMIS Webinar Registration

Where Are We Going?

MSA Safety Advisors will be in the Assiniboia and Kindersley areas soon. If your business is interested in having a MSA Advisor come out at no additional charge to provide consulting onsite safety services, contact us at: [email protected] or at 306-721-0688.

If you have any further safety, information that you feel should be communicated to our industry and membership, please email: [email protected]



Ryan J. Bast, CRSP

Programs Services Manager