Industrial operations invest heavily in material handling equipment to move materials in, around, and out of facilities. But one material tends to get overlooked: Waste. Neglecting waste management infrastructure can lead to measurable inefficiencies, as employees struggle to drag heavy trash cans to dumpsters. Without the right equipment, emptying the trash can even lead to injuries.
Chemical spill emergencies can endanger workers and ruin equipment, and when working with hazardous materials, every employer needs an appropriate disaster response strategy. When spills occur, workers need fast access to personal protective equipment (PPE), loose sorbents, and absorbent pads and pillows.
On average, schools generate 4.7 pounds of waste per person per day. The average public school enrollment is 527 students — do the math, and schools produce about 12,385 pounds of waste per week.