Sep 19, 2022
Sal Fateen is the CEO of Seizmic, Inc., an engineering and consulting firm within the material handling industry that has engineers licensed in 50 states for certifying equipment to meet building department requirements. Seizmic assists in the design of equipment for most manufacturers, distributors, and users of material handling equipment across the country.
Sal has served the material handling industry for over 50 years and has a master's degree in structural engineering. He has served the industry through nonprofits, including the Material Handling Institute (MHI), the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA), and the Material Handling Education Foundation (MHEFI). Sal is a thought leader in structural engineering, an inspiring family man, and a world-class amateur golf tournament champion.
Many companies in the material handling industry have embraced automation. Robots have become very popular and widely used in warehouses, making work easier and faster.
However, the increasing use of automation and highly sophisticated equipment means that companies must pay close attention to the safety of their employees within the facilities. Old and damaged equipment can be a hazard and cause accidents. So what can companies do to ensure safety within their facilities?
In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson interviews Sal Fateen, the CEO of Seizmic, Inc., about automation and safety in the material handling industry. They also discuss strategies for maintaining racking equipment, how the material handling industry has evolved, and Sal's secrets for success.