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of the Week:
Safe and Sound – Follow Safety Guidelines
to Avoid Accidents & Injuries
workplace accidents with proper employee training. Because
of the chemicals and equipment that are a part of a cleaning company’s
daily routine, employers should take added precautions and safety
measures. Make sure your employees are aware of your company’s
policies and procedures.
are some basic guidelines that should covered as part of your
safety training program:
- Make sure
your employees know how to use a piece of equipment before taking
it on a job site. Equipment should only be used for its intended
should always put out caution signs before mopping, waxing or
doing other floor maintenance. They should never use equipment
such as mops or brooms to block or detour a walkway. They should
only use the proper warning devices.
- Tell employees
how to lift properly. Always lift by using the legs, and not
by bending over, using the back. In addition, twisting or turning
while lifting can seriously injure the back.
should always check electric cords on cleaning equipment before
plugging in the item. They should not use the equipment if the
cord is frayed or the prongs are bent or broken. Employees should
never yank electric cords out of outlets.
- Train your
employees to always sweep up -- never pick up -- even small
amounts of trash or debris.
- Tell your
employees what personal protective equipment, gloves, goggles,
aprons, etc, is required for each job they are doing.
- If employees
notice any potential safety hazards, they should report it immediately
to their supervisor.
- Keep treated
mops away from furnaces, light bulbs and other heat sources.
- Never leave
trash in the janitor’s closet, as it can be a fire hazard.
- Use rubber
wedges to prop open doors. Never use a piece of equipment to
keep a door open.
- If you
need to move an item that is on the floor (trash receptacles,
boxes, cabinets, etc.), never place it on top of a desk.
- When moving
objects, mats, or boxes, lift the item – don’t pull
or tug it over to a new place. If necessary, the employee should
ask another employee for help.
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