The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s regulations for forklift battery charging and maintenance outline strict requirements that each battery room be equipped with adequate ventilation “to ensure diffusion of the gases from the battery and to prevent the accumulation of an explosive mixture.”
To help process the millions of orders it will receive this holiday season, Amazon won't exactly be enlisting the help of Santa's elves.
Instead, the country's largest online retailer plans to expedite order-processing times and get them to customers faster with the help of more than 15,000 small orange robots that look like oversized Roomba vacuums at its 109 warehouses around the country.
Each year, eye injuries result in astronomical costs for industrial workplaces everywhere. In fact, occupational eye injuries cost an astonishing $934 million annually for employers. This is because an eye injury results in direct costs like lost production time, medical costs and worker compensation as well as various indirect costs.
In any given year, December is undoubtedly the most important month for packaging and shipping supply chains.
This year, however, December might be even more important than usual, as experts predict that prices for packaging and shipping supply chains will rise at an unusually fast rate.
With the start of winter just weeks away, many areas of the country are already beginning to see snowfall. To make sure your warehouse is prepared for the worst winter weather, it's important to take action now while the weather is still relatively mild for much of the country.