To avoid impure / unhealthy levels of air quality in warehouses, the safety and management teams should become aware of the triggers that can cause air contamination. It is important to ensure that your facility’s maintenance schedules are up to date and all assets / equipment are regularly maintained to help prevent any problems associated with contaminated air. While many warehouses have basic investigations/inspections in place, it is important to consider the following:
- Replace gas or diesel forklifts
- Repair or replace old HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning)
- Add alarms to detect harmful gases and chemicals
- Eliminate excess moisture
- Provide safety equipment
Know more about how health and safety leaders can mitigate contaminated air risks for their warehouse employees in this whitepaper.