As a business or store owner dealing in manufactured and processed goods, you will of course have your hands full with your company’s essential packaging requirements. Or are they even half-full at this time? No matter what is being produced, manufactured or distributed, dangerous goods packaging should already be a matter of high priority for you right now, if it isn’t already so. But full commendations to those of you who are already factoring this matter into your quarter to quarter packaging requirements.
Now, however, you need to go still further. To use a tragic example, it has been said not once but several times by scientists, academics and business innovators otherwise universally known as futurologists that that epochal and historic day of September 11, 2001 could very well have been avoided had the powers that be and, for that matter, the rest of the nation been what is now widely referred to as being future-ready.
For the time being, functioning and profitable businesses continue to exercise the power over their own domains. They know what risks they are dealing with and accordingly prepare themselves. But what happens, and could happen next year could be anyone’s guess. In terms of dangerous goods packaging, the more emphasis placed on unknown or what many would complacently like to refer to as unlikely events, the better.
Look at it this way. An unlikely event is still an event that could happen. And should it ever happen, Murphy’s Law may suggest that it could affect the business and the people that it is serving quite suddenly and, well, yes, unexpectedly. Do not ever let that happen to your business and customers. Have a talk with your corporate risk manager and packaging consultants about this serious matter.