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Test Your Knowledge Quiz: Pallet Rack Safety

Online quiz games and free online trivia games are some of the most effective ways to test one’s understanding of a certain... More

Tornadoes and Warehouse Safety: How to Protect Pallet Racking Systems

Did you know that, between 2017 and 2021, tornadoes caused nearly 7,2 billion dollars in property damages in the United... More

Minimum Distance Between Pallet Racking Systems & Building Structures

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

7 Amazon Warehouse Safety Tips to Implement in Your Workplace

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

Pallet Racking Weight Capacity: Why Warehouse Operators Need LARCs

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

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 respected... More

5 Free Tools to Increase the Safety Of Your Warehouse in 2023

Warehouse racking accidents are a large concern when it comes to safety. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health... More

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes to Boost Safety in Your Workplace

Is your team suffering from a severe case of meetingitis? As meeting ice breakers or in Powerpoint presentations, these... More

OSHA FAQ: Expert Answers to Most Commonly Asked Questions

If you work in the United States, no matter if it’s in construction, warehousing, manufacturing, or any other field, chances... More

Management 101: How to Maximize Your Warehouse Space Utilization

While maximizing warehouse space is a concern for many businesses, some may be unable to afford a larger warehouse.... More

5 Ways Rack Management Software Can Boost Your Warehouse Safety Today

Are you confident that the pallet racks in your warehouse are safe and compliant? Pallet racks in a warehouse can be risky... More

Master the Warehouse: 10 Key Skills for Warehouse Managers to Succeed

Warehouse management is essential to the success of any supply chain operation. It requires a wide range of soft and... More

Everything Health & Safety Managers Need to Know About Rack Safety

A health and safety manager ensures employees are safe at work and that storage systems, such as pallet racks, are safe for... More

Unlocking the Benefits of ProMat 2023: How to Maximize Your Visit

Tradeshows are back in full swing more than ever, and in 2023 you won’t want to miss ProMat, the largest international... More

10 Ways to Downsize Your Warehouse Operations When Velocity Slows Down

Warehouse operations are a critical component of any supply chain. Still, as the velocity of the movement of goods slows... More

Damaged Racks: 5 Steps to Pallet Racking Repair

Over their lifetime, racking systems can become damaged from many factors, be they environmental, like rust, from impacts... More

Natural Disasters and Warehouse Racking: How to Prevent Damage

Natural disasters can devastate entire regions, and warehouses containing industrial racking are, unfortunately, not exempt.... More

10 Safety Tips for Warehouse Employees

The U.S. warehousing and storage industry employs over 1,000,000 workers in more than 17,000 locations. In Canada, that... More

8 Types of Warehouses: Choosing the One That’s Best for You

A warehouse isn’t just a big building full of pallets and boxes. A warehouse provides many benefits, such as increased... More

Your Guide to Buying Used Racks Safely: 5 Key Tips to Follow

Used racks are often an attractive choice for warehouse owners: compared to new racking, their costs can be much lower,... More

Top 10 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

The Harsh Reality of Pallet Racking Durability

Most people view pallet racking as a plain and basic structural design. However, from an engineering point of view, racks... More

Let’s Set Something Straight…Your Pallet Racking Stability!

Do you know the difference between an out-of-plumb and out-of-straight rack upright? Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, the Tower... More

Warehouse Racking Issues: 6 Causes That Aren’t Related to Forklifts

When considering causes of damage and issues with industrial racking, forklifts immediately spring to mind. Because of their... More

Pallet Rack Modifications: How They Affect Load Capacity

Pallet racks are very flexible and versatile structures. They offer the possibility to place beams at various heights to... More

Pallet Racking Maintenance Challenges in 2023

Pallet rack systems play a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of warehouses and distribution centers. Why? Because... More

CHEAT SHEET: Pallet Rack Damage Priority 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 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

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 making the right business decisions while facing whatever... 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

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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