I believe that Amazon warehouse was nominally within "tornado alley" and so should have been equipped with some sort of reinforced sheltering area, since it had no basement.
Peter Zavon, CIH
Not sure if folks saw it - but OSHA went to the Amazon Warehouse that was hit by the tornado on Friday - on Saturday.
It wasn't exactly clear - why this site was chosen - but they are doing an investigation.
I don't know about everyone on the list - but warehouses and the distances to a variety of safety items (fire-extinguishers, exits, first aid, etc.) has started cropping up in a number of discussions. My students indicated that "breaks" and "break times" are greatly reduced due to the distances that have to be traversed between break rooms, and work stations.
Additionally, communication - is a huge issue in large spaces - another potential concern.
It will be interesting to see what comes from this investigation.
--- For more information about the DCHAS-L e-mail list, contact the Divisional membership chair at membership**At_Symbol_Here**dchas.org Follow us on Twitter **At_Symbol_Here**acsdchas
Previous post | Top of Page | Next post