The National Electrical Code, or NFPA 70, has a whole chapter dedicated to the safe installation of electric vehicle charging stations. As more organizations start to electrify their fleets, these standards — NEC Article 625 — are becoming much more widespread.
If employees might be exposed to “injurious corrosive materials,” employers have a legal responsibility to provide emergency eye wash and shower stations. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is clear about that obligation — but OSHA stops short of describing the actual specifications of those eye wash/shower stations.
The economics of fleet electrification boil down to one simple fact: Electricity is cheaper than petroleum. In 2022, $5.14 worth of electricity would power 100 miles of EV range in the U.S. To get the same mileage from gas, you’d spend $14.08. Diesel typically costs even more.
Electrical wholesalers sell wire and cable in a variety of packages and configurations. You might simply box up loose coils. You might offer cut-to-length orders, packed on wooden or metal reels. You might even bundle wire orders with value-added services, like dyeing and striping, custom paralleling, or delivered solutions that are ready to install right off the truck.
Gaylord boxes are named after the Gaylord Container Company, which manufactures the corrugated boxes in various sizes. As we’ve discussed in other blogs, Gaylords are crucial for the supply chain: The boxes are strong, light, and almost endlessly customizable.
In 2017, electric vehicles made up just 1.4 percent of global car sales. By 2022, 14 percent of the cars sold around the world ran on electric power. That’s a growth factor of 10 in half as many years. Clearly, electric vehicles are on the upswing.
Like all equipment, warehouse doors are prone to wear and tear. However, there’s a difference between normal, age-related issues — things like worn rollers and torsion springs — and avoidable damage.
Every municipal recycling program faces the same challenge: What’s the best way to collect materials?
Metal clad cable (MC cable) is any cable with a corrugated metal sheath or interlocking metal tape. The most popular MC cable uses three insulated wires and is available in a variety of gauges, with 10 gauge, 14 gauge, and 16 gauge being the most common options.
Institutions from legacy automakers to the U.S. government are investing heavily in electric vehicles (EVs). Is your auto repair shop ready for the transition? The truth is, it takes more than additional training to service EVs. You’ll also need new material handling equipment.