The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently adopted a Uniform Standard for Wood Pallets. The National Wooden Pallet and Container Association hopes this standard will encourage users to insist pallets meet requirements to assure maximum efficiency and productivity. The standard should also improve worker safety and significantly reduce product damage.

Copies of the standard are available at no charge. Go to, click on "Publications and Services" and request Publication TRP-100; or Tel: 703-527-7667, Fax: 703-527-7717.