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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... 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

Fire Safety: Sprinklers in Warehouses Explained

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

Top 10 Largest Warehouses in North America

What does your business’s warehouse look like these days? While it may not resemble the biggest warehouse in the world... More

Rack Damage Assessment: The 1-2-3 Rule Explained

You have completed a safety warehouse inspection and have located some damages on uprights. What do you do now? Assessing... More

Pallet Racking Pins: Extra Safety in a Tiny Package

What is a Safety Pin? When you think of a safety pin, the first thing that may come to mind is a pin that is commonly... More

Highlights from ProMatDX 2021

ProMatDX is the new digital event experience designed to power up manufacturing and supply chain professionals from over... More

Test Your Knowledge Quiz: Pallet Rack Safety

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

Celebrating International Women's Day with Four of Damotech's Own

For International Women’s Day, we thought it would be great to celebrate with some of our very own talented women who are... More

6 Ways to Make Your Warehouse Go Green

Over the past couple of years, you’ve no doubt heard the terms eco-friendly, sustainable, renewable, and green. The... More

How To Identify & Assess Pallet Rack Damage

The concept of addressing rack damage seems simple: You spot a dented column or brace and you decide whether you would... More

Work Platforms and Mezzanines: What Are the Distinctions?

The size of warehouses has been significantly increasing over the years. When you think of warehouse size, the first... More

Safety Tactics To Eliminate Rack Damage In Your Warehouse

Even the smallest structural damage on your pallet racking should be investigated as it could eventually cause a racking... More

Key Lessons from 5 Chilling Rack Collapse Videos

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

How to Handle Hazardous Materials Safely & Prevent Warehouse Incidents

Many warehouses across North America contain or store to some degree, hazardous materials. From gas cylinders to liquid... More

Rack Bracing Damage: Repair or Replace?

If you are an owner of pallet racking systems, you are most likely no stranger to twisted or sheared upright legs,... More

Robotics, Automation & Augmented Reality in Warehousing

Warehouses have been operated conventionally for a long time. Labor workers have had to physically handle products from... More

5 Insightful Statistics Related to Warehouse Safety

In the supply chain and warehousing industry, some days may feel like a balancing act as many warehouse managers must... More

5 Essential Rack Safety Tools to Help You Succeed in 2021

As we wind down from this incredibly unusual year, anything that can make running a safe warehouse a little easier and... More

Warehouse Safety Roundup: Top 5 Blogs of 2020

Over the last year, we have shared our expertise on a variety of topics with the goal of educating those in the supply... More

Warehouse Safety Checklist: A Rack Owner's Responsibilities

As an Engineer, I buy, read, and apply North American rack design codes because that is my main focus. Rack owners are... More

Storage Rack Guards: Your First Line of Defense Against Damage

Warehouses and other industrial facilities all have two things in common: 1) they all have racking systems, and 2), these... More

Choosing the Right Pallet For Your Needs

With the invention of the first forklift truck back in 1915, skids – the early form of wooden pallets– were adapted to... More

Forklift Accidents: Causes and Prevention

Often referred to as the “workhorses” of both the warehousing and construction industries, the forklift is a powerful... More

Cheat Sheet: How to Address Rack Damage in Your Warehouse

This guest blog was originally published on MHI's website and written by Damotech's Charles Carbonneau, P. Eng. More

Five Frequent Ways Forklifts Damage Racks

Forklifts are indispensable machinery used daily in warehouses to lift and move heavy loads over short distances.... More

Pallet Rack Repair: A Solution You'll Want to Consider

This guest blog was originally published on MHI's website and written by Damotech's Marc Rousseau. More

With So Many Rack Safety Products To Choose From, Where To Start?

Adopting a safety-focused mindset is an excellent start to addressing rack safety in your warehouse. But with so many... More

What to Know About Rack Damage Priority and Classification

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

8 Leading Causes of Unsafe Pallet Rack Systems

Racks are highly efficient structures, but they require components to be free from damage to bear the loads placed on... More

Picking Processes for a More Productive and Efficient Warehouse

Efficiency can seem quite intangible. Certainly, the concept that getting more done for cheaper in less time is what we... More

The 5 Strategies to Improve Pallet Rack Safety in Any Warehouse

Rack safety is a complicated issue to tackle. Where should we start? Damotech recently recorded a webinar to address the... More

Why Aisle Width Matters When It Comes to Pallet Rack Safety

Every day, lift trucks move and retrieve palettized loads in and around storage systems. When they have limited space to... More