The high levels of dust from cardboard and wood, from handling boxes and pallets, as well as from concrete and rubber generated from forklift tires turning on concrete floors, are big problems in these industrial spaces, both for the people who work there and the inventory that is used and stored there.
Mold due to high humidity, leaks, and dampness, exhaust fumes from the trucks at the loading docks as well as the forklifts in the warehouse, dust and smoke from large entrances to the loading docks, also contaminate the air in these spaces, increasing the risk of having health issues such as irritated airways and long-term respiratory diseases. Few of these spaces have ventilation systems adapted to the activities that take place in the premises. All of this results in staff getting sick and machinery being clogged, negatively affecting both the working environment and the business.
When working at a warehouse or a logistics center, the closest outside smoking area is often far away, inconveniencing the smokers and decreasing productivity.