Amazon Is Building Warehouses Dedicated For Harmful Goods

Amazon is getting warehouses built, mainly for storing harmful goods. The first of the warehouses that they constructed right from the scratch will open up during this summer. This follows an incident right at the far end of last year, wherein a can of bear repellent had exploded, which ultimately resulted in 24 workers getting hospitalized. After that unfortunate incident, Amazon managed to pull thousands of bear repellent and other products of pepper spray from 30 fulfillment centers in the US.

Amazon managed to take precautionary measures so that they can avoid the occurrence of any untoward incident. As part of the precautionary measures, they had stapled the packaging on the items closed, so as to help prevent any kind of leakage. Moreover, they are handing bear repellent products with utmost care. The company is also holding manufacturers to higher standards of safety over the manner in which they are packaging. Certain warehouses already have areas as well as rooms with lot sturdier safety measures for some items. They include fire-rated walls, even though the new warehouses will not replace all those completely. The first of the three new warehouses are all set to open up in Mississippi in the coming months.

The new centers include fully designated areas of storage for flammable goods, oxidizers, and aerosols, having special sprinkler systems. Moreover, as the deliveries from these warehouses will be handled completely on the ground, so the items might take a little longer to arrive. Hence, this could make things difficult for the company to meet its goal of one-day Prime delivery. People might also receive more separate kinds of packages if they order items like pepper spray, games and toothpaste. Still, Amazon will place much greater importance on safety with hazardous items. This indeed is a positive move.