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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),... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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