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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

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. In... 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

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

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 Warehouse Operators 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 chain... 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. However,... 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

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

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

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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