The efficient handling and storing of materials are vital to industry. In addition to raw materials, these operations provide a continuous flow of parts and assemblies through the workplace and ensure that materials are available when needed. Unfortunately, the improper handling and storing of materials often result in costly injuries.
Heat illnesses include heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Heat stoke requires immediate medical attention and can result in death.
Two Texas companies have been fined in separate incidents for denying safety equipment in a fall from heights and a trench collapse.