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5 signs your racks may have been damaged during an earthquake

An earthquake can generate stress and cause damage to your pallet racking systems. Before cleaning the aisles from... More

The A to Z of Rack Safety

Health and safety are certainly one of your company’s main priorities. But how do you promote it and make sure your work... More

An Engineer's Point of View on Pallet Rack Safety

This blog allows for all sorts of discussions on topics surrounding pallet racks and the role they play in the warehouse.... More

Q&A with Rack Safety Expert Dan Bider, Technical Director at Damotech

Dan Bider is a busy rack specialist and Technical Director at Damotech, a company whose mission is to safeguard pallet... More

When Should You Get Your Pallet Racks Inspected?

Best practices in the material handling industry recommend the regular inspection of pallet rack systems in the warehouse... More

Making the Case for Pallet Rack Repair Kits

Today, we'd like to address a warehouse safety topic that concerns not only rack owners and operators, but maintenance... More

Essential KPIs to Measure the Performance of Your Warehouse

Being a warehouse manager is a balancing act, one that requires taking the right business decisions while facing whatever... More

Tricks of the Trade: 5 Tips on How to Inspect Racking Systems

We know it’s important to inspect racking systems to find damage. We know that the rack's load capacity should be... More

Legal Responsibilities Surrounding Damage to Pallet Racks in Canada

Did you know that in Canada, only an engineer who is a member of a professional order has the authority and insurance to... More

Improving Rack Safety Through Regular Inspections

Where there are forklifts, there is bound to be damaged warehouse racking. Lift trucks, pallet jacks, and other material... More

Field Welding on Racks - Why Homemade Repairs May Be Risky and Unsafe

Although field welding or welding on existing racks may seem like a quick and inexpensive way of repairing a damaged... More

PSR - What You Should Know About Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews

In Ontario (Canada), a PSR process is required by the Ontario Health and Safety Act, to identify any safety concerns with... More

Metal of Honor - Preventing Rust and Corrosion to Pallet Racks

Ever since steel was discovered, people have been trying to find ways to prevent it from rusting. From kitchen utensils... More

An Inseparable Pair: Rack Tunnels and Wire Mesh Decking

In addition to ensuring the conformity of his pallet racks, an employer must also make sure that pallet loads and goods... More

5 Steps You Can Take To Improve Pallet Rack Safety in Your Warehouse

While much needs tending to in a warehouse, pallet rack safety should be a concern for all those who work with or near a... More

Height-To-Depth Ratio - a Rule of Thumb to Ensure Rack Stability

 With our minds turned to efficiency and cost considerations, the increasing density of warehouse storage space brings... More

Deflection Affliction: How Much Is Too Much?

Everything you need to know about pallet rack beam deflection. Everything has its limit. Whether it is the speed limit on... More

Pallet Rack Anchors: Small but Essential

ANSI/RMI standards require pallet rack anchors for all column bases in every storage rack system. Why are such small... More

Why Pallet Rack Owners Need Load Application and Configuration Drawings

Load Application and Rack Configuration (LARC) drawings are documents required by OSHA, however many warehouse operators... More

Let’s Set Something Straight…Your Pallet Racks!

Do you know the accepted column verticality tolerance for pallet racks ? Understand the difference between out-of-plumb... More

Parking Your Pallet at the Drive-In

Proper drive-in and drive-thru operating sequence for safe operations and pallet rack organization. Learn more about... More

Recommended Clearances Between Pallet Racks and a Building's Structure

What you need to know about clearances in the warehouse. Have you ever felt uneasy when someone gets a little too close... More

Top 10 Things to Know About Cantilevered Racking

If you’re wondering if cantilever pallet racking is suitable for your facility, here are a few different ways to use them... More
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