Rick DeJong

I joined the IWI team in 2012 to spearhead the commercial and technical development of leading edge industrial safety products and technologies. For more than two decades prior, I was involved in sales and technical concepting specific to industrial assembly automation. I also created and launched a North American subsidiary for a German-based multinational in the industrial automation sector.I studied Small Craft and Marine Technology, and am intrigued by all things technical, especially when they make the world a better place to work and live. This passion has left me a long time enthusiast of boating/cruising, motorcycles and classic cars.Passionate about foreign cultures (and fluent in Dutch), I look forward to travelling, and the chance to meet amazing people along the way.
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How to prevent loading dock catastrophes How to prevent loading dock catastrophes How to prevent loading dock catastrophes How to prevent loading dock catastrophes


Loading dock accidents can be catastrophic and tragic. Find out what steps you can take to prevent them from happening.

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What are the most dangerous areas of a dock and warehouse? What are the most dangerous areas of a dock and warehouse? What are the most dangerous areas of a dock and warehouse? What are the most dangerous areas of a dock and warehouse?


There are more than 7,000 warehouses in the United States alone, with nearly 150,000 workers in them. Unfortunately, the combination of...