Even in well-run battery rooms, there's occasionally a forklift battery boil-over.
The trouble is, water evaporates from electrolyte during use. You have to add water to battery cells to keep the plates submerged. But when staff accidentally add too much water to a battery, you might end up with a boil-over.
Members of the American Welding Society know everything there is to know about compressed gas cylinder safety. After all, they use shielding gasses with their welds every day. The appropriate shielding gas varies from job to job — options range from argan alone to argan in many mixtures with carbon dioxide, oxygen, and/or helium — but all shielding gases are stored compressed in cylinders.
Every October, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sponsors Fire Prevention Week, an informational outreach program designed to teach the public about preventing house fires. In that spirit, we thought we'd list a few of the regulations that are designed to prevent fires in warehouses. Together, we can create safer workplaces and communities with just a little effort on fire prevention.
Warehouse fires cost an average of $155 million per year in property damage between 2009 and 2013. Even worse, around 19 people per year were injured in warehouse fires, and three per year lost their lives. Fire prevention is crucial to the operation of any warehouse or distribution center.