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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

5 Safety Tips When Buying Used Racks

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Top Warehouse Rack 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

Life At Damotech: Engineering

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

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 Rack Safety 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 used... More

Highlights from ProMatDX 2021

ProMatDX is the new digital event experience designed to power up manufacturing and supply chain professionals from over 140... 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 certain... 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

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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