Seismic Bracing and Restraints

The three guidelines you MUST know:

  • Large Equipment and Furniture - Secure ALL equipment and furniture taller than four feet and more than 400 pounds.
  • Bench top equipment - The loss of even the most common or least expensive equipment can delay research. Microscopes, balances, centrifuges, analytical equipment) can be easily and unobtrusively secured for a very modest charge. In many cases the price is less than $25/unit.
  • Gas Cylinders - Restrain with two sets of chains (1/3 from the top; 1/3 from the bottom); no more than two cylinders per set of chains.


In addition, refer to these links as applicable: