October 11, 2005
ISSN 1556-7648

In This Issue

Tip of the Week
What's New
Membership Advantages
Subscriber Information
About Us


What's New

Recent Articles:
Microfibers - The New Cleaning Technology

Do You Make These 7 Deadly Cash Flow Mistakes?

Downloadable Form:
Bid Specifications List

Recent Online Discussion Topics:
How much time do I have to pay employee that quit?

Telephone Discussion Forum:
F.r.e.e. for members. Join us October 12 at 1pm Central. Bring your topics and questions to the call to share and receive feedback, brainstorming, and ideas. Read more and sign up here.


Membership Has Its

Here are just a few of the advantages for becoming a member of The Janitorial Store...
  • Members Only Bidding Calculators
  • F.r.e.e Downloadable Forms
  • F.r.e.e Live Tele-Seminars with Industry Experts
  • F.r.e.e Telephone Discussion Forums
  • Online Discussion Forum
  • Members-only articles added weekly
  • And much more...

Find out how to become a member today!


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Trash Talk: Tip of the Week

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Tip of the Week:
Safe and Sound – Follow Safety Guidelines
to Avoid Accidents & Injuries

Prevent 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.

Following are some basic guidelines that should covered as part of your safety training program:

  1. 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 purpose.
  2. Employees 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Employees 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.
  5. Train your employees to always sweep up -- never pick up -- even small amounts of trash or debris.
  6. Tell your employees what personal protective equipment, gloves, goggles, aprons, etc, is required for each job they are doing.
  7. If employees notice any potential safety hazards, they should report it immediately to their supervisor.
  8. Keep treated mops away from furnaces, light bulbs and other heat sources.
  9. Never leave trash in the janitor’s closet, as it can be a fire hazard.
  10. Use rubber wedges to prop open doors. Never use a piece of equipment to keep a door open.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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