Before you can store food products in the U.S., you have to meet a long list of rules enforced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This regulatory agency oversees the nation’s food supply chain, from production to transportation to storage, all the way up to the consumer’s table. You can consider the food-grade warehouse a storage facility that complies with all the standards and regulations required by the FDA, state, and municipal health authorities — but while local rules may differ from one place to another, FDA regulations cover every facility.
Lift truck forks aren’t just for grabbing pallets. Fleet owners use any number of fork attachments for specialized jobs, whether that’s lifting huge cable reels or dumping bins. But when those fork attachments are designed to lift people rather than objects, you must be certain that the tool matches the job. Use a forklift personnel lift outside of its intended purpose, and you create a serious health and safety hazard.
Construction electricians may spend up to half the day simply moving materials. That’s according to a University of Michigan productivity report, which found that 40 to 50 percent of construction work time is spent on material handling. Conduit is certainly a big part of the challenge — especially when you work with rigid conduit, which typically comes in 10-foot lengths, and can get extremely heavy when bundled.