All businesses store something at their facilities. Whether it’s spare parts or office supplies, they need a place to keep items that are either not needed at the moment, or are the products that they are selling to the general public. Knowing the safe way to store material is important because it can protect your staff and your customers. Stocking shelves safely, therefore, needs to be a practice and procedure for many companies.
We can be exposed to fumes in many locations and from different jobs. This is because there are many products that we use that can create fumes. From paint and bleach to welding rods and gasoline, you need to be aware of the hazards that exist from fumes, the symptoms to watch for exposure and how to limit that exposure. Fume hazards, like any hazard, need to be controlled. For the purpose of this blog, I am including vapor and mists under the general heading of fumes.