Drum Equipment


Prevent Workplace Injuries with Safe Drum Storage and Handling

On December 23, 2015, a hazardous waste handler injured his abdomen while moving drums. His company stored drums in a cramped storage area. The worker stretched awkwardly to grab the far lip of a 55-gallon (208-liter) drum weighing 425 pounds (193 kilograms). While moving the drum a few inches to maneuver a dolly under it, he felt a twinge in his lower abdomen. Despite some discomfort, he continued with his activities.

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