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CHEAT SHEET: Rack Damage Priority and Classification

To ensure the integrity of your pallet rack systems, it’s essential to understand the various types of damage that can be... More

Column Protectors: How to Prevent Costly Damage to Buildings

When it comes to protecting our buildings from vehicle collisions, the first thing that comes to mind is shielding the main... More

Pallet Racking Weight Capacity: Why Pallet Rack Owners Need LARCs

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

Pallet Rack Height & Depth: A Ratio to Improve Rack Stability

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

Pallet Rack Components: Anatomy of a Warehouse Storage System

Your pallet racks play a crucial role in the productivity of your warehouses and distribution centers. When used safely,... More

When to Inspect Pallet Racks?

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

Better Warehouse Maintenance: National Retail Chain Saves $10M a Year

Challenges are abundant in the retail industry. Large retailers with hundreds of locations all over North America must... More

How Warehouse Management Software Can Improve Operations

Among the main concerns of warehouse managers, safety issues are at the top of the list. In an industrial setting, a single... More

Inside an Amazon Warehouse: 7 Tips to Improve Workplace Safety

We're not telling you anything you don’t already know: Amazon is the undisputed leader in the online retail industry.... More

Minimum Distance Between Pallet Racking Systems and Building Structures

Are you looking for warehouse racking safety guidelines? Here's what you need to know about clearances in the warehouse. In... More

Fire Sprinkler Safety In Warehousing and Pallet Racking

A warehouse fire is not as uncommon as you might think. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an... More

Essential Warehouse KPIs to Optimize Your Facility

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

Top 11 Largest Warehouses in North America

Have you ever wondered about the size of the biggest warehouses and distribution centers in the US and Canada? Join in as we... More

5 Tips to Help You Make the Most Out of MODEX 2022

Experts say the worst of COVID-19 is behind us, which brings back a sense of normalcy in everyone’s lives. After the past... More

Top 5 Supply Chain & Manufacturing Industry Events In 2022-2023

No matter how easy it has become to get information about new technologies and products online, there is still something to... More

Top 32 Inspirational Quotes to Boost Safety In Your Workplace

Is your team suffering from a severe case of meetingitis? As ice breakers or in presentations, these quotes will get you out... More

10 Common Rack Repair Myths Debunked

If you walk through any warehouse, chances are you have witnessed impact damage on pallet racking systems. Over 85% of rack... More

10 Things Not to Do With Your Warehouse Racks

Most warehouses use pallet racks to store their goods and optimize the stacking of materials for safe and easy access. Yet,... More

Damotech Platform and App: Q&A with Pascal Lalonde, Software Architect

Pascal Lalonde is a Web Architect who leads the software development team at Damotech, a company dedicated to creating safer... More

Warehouse Racking Collapse Videos: Lessons From What Went Wrong

It is a warehouse manager and worker’s worst nightmare: a sudden and harrowing collapse of a racking system. One might... More

How Much Rust Is Too Much?

The 4 different stages of rust on your warehouse pallet racks and how to prevent it Steel is a largely used material in many... More

5 Free Tools to Increase the Safety Of Your Warehouse In 2022

These free online tools will help you develop better habits surrounding safety in 2022 Warehouse racking accidents are a... More

Welder to Engineer: Perseverance Wears Many Hats at Damotech

Julian’s career growth at Damotech After working as a welder at Damotech, Julian is now a candidate to the engineering... More

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2021 From the Warehouse Industry

Read about the best practices and trends of this year How would you define 2021, as a professional in the warehouse... More

Wire Mesh VS. Wood: The Best Option For Your Pallet Racks

This list of pros and cons will help you determine the best solution for your warehouse. It may be useful to use some... More

Safety Bars: Essential Fall Prevention Items For Your Pallet Racks

How to use safety bars to prevent accidents in your warehouse More

Your Pallet Racks Are Repaired, Now What?

Next steps after fixing your pallet racks: How to prevent damage and accidents Your storage systems play an important role... More

The 5 Most Common Warehouse Management Pitfalls

Warehouse Management: Avoiding These 5 Common Pitfalls Will Save You Time Warehouses vary in size, location, climate, and... More

Life At Damotech: Engineering

Members of the engineering team at Damotech are talented, resilient, constantly learning, detail-oriented, and always ready... More

5 Things to Consider When Planning a New Warehouse Rack Installation

So you realize your warehouse needs more storage and you decide to buy a racking system. Great idea, but don’t go rushing... More

Best Solutions for Sinking Concrete Slabs in Warehouses

Warehouses can be subjected to structural problems in their lifespan that can affect their operational, management, and... More

Main Actors In the Warehouse Racking Industry

Most industries, if not all, are faced with regulations imposed by federal or local governments to ensure the safety of... More

Follow the Signs: A Guide to Safety Signs in the Warehouse

Safety signs exist for a reason, and displaying the right signs will help prevent errors in your day-to-day work life while... More

Seismic Forces and Warehouse Pallet Racks

Have you ever thought about how earthquakes can affect storage racks in your warehouse? Aside from causing a complete... More

The History of Pallet Racks

It may seem as though pallet racks have been around forever, but the racking industry is only about 100 years old. What... More

Top 10 Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Events Happening This Year

While the coronavirus pandemic certainly changed the face of conferences and events, that doesn’t necessarily mean things... More

About the Damotech Rack Safety Blog

Our goal is to educate and inform those in the constantly evolving supply chain and manufacturing industry about the latest trends and best practices in warehouse safety. With a focus on topics such as rack inspection, load capacity, rack damage prevention, rack repair, and safety management, we aim to empower our readers to take ownership of their warehouses' most valuable asset: their racking systems.

Meticulously written and reviewed by our team of in-house engineers specialized in pallet racks, our blog articles provide warehouse owners, managers, health and safety managers, engineers, and workers with useful information related to their day-to-day activities. Among the topics covered in the blog are warehouse rack safety standards and guidelines (OSHA), the impact of seismic activity on racks, how to identify and assess pallet rack damage, general warehouse safety tips, main events in the supply chain industry, and many more.

We also offer free downloadable educational tools and how-to guides like checklists, posters, guides, webinars, and videos that can easily be used by any professional in the warehousing industry to improve safety in and around their racking systems. Browse through our extensive list of blog articles to stay up to date on the latest and best practices surrounding warehouse rack safety and subscribe to our blog newsletter to receive email alerts when new blog posts are published.

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