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JIS acronym stands for: JAPAN INDUSTRIAL STANDARDS. Its a Japanese equivalent of ASTM and cites STANDARDS, SPECIFICATIONS and TEST METHODS/STANDARDS for various building materials; structural steel is included.

Best regards,

Syed Faiz Ahmad; MEngg, M.ASCE
Senior Structural Engineer
Saudi Oger Ltd
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


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From: Lowen, Dave [mailto:Dave.Lowen(--nospam--at)amkc.ca]
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 3:44 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Ontario Pre-Start Health & Safety Review - storage racking


European standard.

Regards,
Dave

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From: 	Gary Hodgson & Associates [mailto:ghodgson(--nospam--at)vaxxine.com] 
Sent:	Monday, December 15, 2003 9:13 AM
To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject:	Re: Ontario Pre-Start Health & Safety Review - storage racking

Paul,
What is JIS?
Gary

On 13 Dec 2003 at 12:36, Paul Ransom wrote:

> > From: "Peter James" <p.james(--nospam--at)novatech-eng.com>
> 
> > Has anyone in Ontario been involved in a Pre-Start Health & Safety
> > Review on existing storage racking for which there is no
> > manufacturer's data available? I've read the MoL and PEO Guidelines,
> > and I don't find any
> 
> I have to assume that this is a renovation/relocation. Otherwise, why
> would you be doing a PSR?
> 
> Is the manufacturer unknown or is it known but no longer in business?
> If the manufacturer is unknown, then you have some work to do.
> Depending on the value of the racking to be reviewed, it may be
> cheaper to buy new. The MoL says thou shalt follow the RMI spec which
> also leads to AISC and AISI (corresponding to CSA S16 and S136 and
> also a JIS spec).
> 
> Depending on the details of the members, you may be able to determine
> who made it. If they are simply no longer in business, you may be able
> to find somebody who has the data that you require (former sales reps,
> dealers, etc.).
> 
> Availability depends on how long the racking company has been gone
> (e.g before or after the MoL's PSR requirements). Talk to their
> competitors. Frequently, competitors acquire documentation for
> comparison purposes.
> 
> Used racking sellers are probably good for some leads, as well. AJEK
> has been around for a long time.
> 
> I don't have any data.
> 
> -- 
> Paul Ransom, P. Eng.
> Civil/Structural/Project/International
> Burlington, Ontario, Canada
> <mailto:ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org> <http://www.hwcn.org/~ad026/civil.html>
> 
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