The key regulation is General Industry Safety Orders §3241, which requires employers to store material in a manner that prevents it from tipping, falling, collapsing, rolling or spreading. It also requires employers to secure merchandise on shelves higher than 12 feet of “working warehouses.”
Hazardous items can include items located six feet or more above the floor, according to Cal/OSHA. Mitigation methods include:
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