The Global Cold Chain Alliance represents roughly 1,650 employers affiliated with the temperature-controlled (or cold chain) products industry. These employers, and the 300,000 or so workers they employ, make significant efforts aimed at ensuring that various perishable products that Americans rely on maintain their quality and are safe when consumers pick them off store shelves or otherwise come into contact with them.
This industry is vitally important. Without the employers and workers that focus on this area of consumer safety, Americans would basically risk food poisoning on a regular basis and would lack access to refrigerated medications and other critical products. Yet, for all the efforts that these workers make to ensure the safety of consumers and patients, they often risk toxic exposure due to the nature of their positions.