From: pzavon**At_Symbol_Here**ROCHESTER.RR.COM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Did anyone catch that OSHA was at the Amazon Warehouse on Sat?
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2021 19:00:55 -0500
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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
Penfield, NY




From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU> On Behalf Of Frankie Wood-Black
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2021 4:24 PM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Did anyone catch that OSHA was at the Amazon Warehouse on Sat?


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.



Frankie Wood-Black, Ph.D., REM, MBA

ACS Fellow, AAAS Fellow

Principal - Sophic Pursuits

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