Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA) Releases First ANSI Standard

MHI Industry Group, Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), released their first American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard — Steel Mesh Containment Panels used on Pallet Rack Vertical Storage Systems Applications: Performance and Testing Requirements. This is the first step in providing the marketplace with certified product testing protocol.

The standard mostly provides performance and testing requirements for vertically mounted steel mesh containment panels used in pallet rack and vertical storage system applications to contain and minimize the potential for falling items, protecting personnel, product, and property. It is applicable to facilities that already have installed steel mesh containment panels.

The publication of this standard resulted from five years of hard work and collaboration between six participating wire partition manufacturers that have membership within ProGMA. ProGMA currently has a total of 21 member companies that manufacture a variety of protective guarding solutions.

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The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA) members are the industry’s leading suppliers of fixed protective guarding products designed to protect personnel, equipment, and inventory in industrial facilities. Member companies meet regularly to review, discuss, and revise the standards for design and performance of protective guarding products used in the material handling industry. ProGMA member companies are committed to the development, maintenance, and publishing of industry standard specifications for these systems. Visit the website at