DLP Fights for Warehouse Injury Victims – Redwood Logistics and Not Logistics report on the importance of Summer Warehouse Safety

heat stroke at factory job
Date: July 29, 2022

July’s summer heat wave has swept across the United States. With record-breaking temperatures in our nation’s cities, it is crucial that warehouse employees take proper safety precautions. Redwood logistics reports that the highest number of warehouse injuries are reported in the summer months. Injuries can range from trips up to even death as a result of heatstroke. Additionally, Nots Logistics mentions that oftentimes, warehouse facilities are hard to keep cool due to large ceilings. Keeping this information in mind it is important to know how to stay safe in your warehouse work environment. Nots Logistics offers several tips that all warehouse employees should follow. First, try to limit your exposure to the heat by taking breaks when necessary. Second, keep your body hydrated.  Third, be aware of the symptoms of heat cramps (ex: arm, leg, or abdomen pain), heatstroke (ex: headaches, fever, heavy sweating, confusion), and heat exhaustion (ex:  tiredness, increase in blood pressure, heavy breathing, nausea, dizziness). If you experience any of these heat-related illnesses, it is wise to have some water and rest in order to cool off. However, if you or a co-worker suffer from heatstroke, then please act swiftly by calling 911 and notifying your boss.

Contact an Experienced Warehouse Injury Law Firm

       The safety of employees should always take predominance above all else, especially in the warehouse industry. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, please contact our experienced team of lawyers at Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, L.L.P. Our firm has represented those injured on the job for almost fifty years! We will fight for you! Remember: Injury? Call DLP!!! (570) C-A-L-L-D-L-P.

Works Cited

“Summer Safety Tips for Warehouse Workers.” Nots Logistics, 2019, https://notslogistics.com/summer-safety-tips-for-warehouse-workers/. Accessed 20 July 2022.

“Summer Warehouse Safety Should be a Priority.” Redwood Logistics, 2022, https://www.redwoodlogistics.com/summer-warehouse-safety-should-be-a-priority/. Accessed 20 July 2022.

Tara Lynott
Intern, Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP