Cold Chain Technologies provides thermal and insulated packaging options which help keep temperature sensitive item and products safe. Cold storage management is the best choice in prolonging the useful life of perishable goods. A lot of industries require sophisticated cold chain technologies to safeguard their operations and products. Working in cold storage room basically, involves low temperatures which can be uncomfortable and possibly lead to health complications. Some of the ailments that can result from working include Frostbite, Frostnip, Hypothermia, Chilblains, and Immersion injury (trench foot). All of these illness leads to poor performance of the body system.
This is a very important aspect of keeping the working environment safe.
The temperature and air movement must be monitored closely and the workload scheduled according to them. A smart way to approach this is by scheduling the heavy workloads for the warm part of the day and vice versa.
Another important means of ensuring safety is by installing devices to help keep employees warm while constructing the cold storage. Equipment such as radiant heaters, air jets, and warm plates are useful for this purpose. Also, systems for distributing air should also be provided. They are essentially useful for minimizing the speed of air and chillness of the wind. This will help make the working environment safer for the workers.
Protective clothing and equipment should be made available for the employees to wear at all times when working in cold storage environments. They include Body, Head, Hand, and Eye and face protection. Body protections should essentially have three layers of clothing, an inner layer of synthetic materials, a wool or lofty material in the middle and a waterproof fabric for outer clothing. This will help provide insulation to loss of heat of the body. Head protection will help minimize the heat loss, Hand protection like gloves and mittens will help to prevent injuries due to cold and also maintain the useful life of the hand. Protections for the eye and face is also very essential. It should be spacious enough to allow free breathing through the nose and mouth in order to avoid low visibility due forging.
Everyone uses Google Maps to know about traffic conditions and optimize their commute. IoT, however, can help logistics go a step further and learn from the traffic patterns at specific times of the day, temperature, humidity, altitude etc. to maximize fleet and fuel cost management. GPS devices embedded in pallets or even deployed on the vehicles can analyze historical data to ensure optimal delivery routes and times, and also keep a close check on fleet maintenance and driver health at every stage.
As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. The workers should be enlightened on the symptoms of illness that could result from working in a cold room. Some healthy practices are consumption of food with high calorific value so as to maintain the level of energy and heat of the body. The workers should also drink a lot of warm fluids to stay hydrated. Another one is by ensuring an appropriate resting period for each working schedule. By implementing these safety measures, you will be able to maintain a healthy working environment for your workers.