January 3, 2006
ISSN 1556-7648

In This Issue

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


What's New

NEW! Cleaning Success Blog - The purpose of this blog is to share cleaning success stories, and to discuss how you can start and/or grow a successful cleaning business. Why? Because success stories offer encouragement and inspiration to those struggling to start or grow their cleaning business. We can also learn by reading how our peers became successful in their business. We'd like to hear your success stories! Email us at success@thejanitorialstore.com.

Marketing and Sales Success for Cleaning Companies - This Ebook is FR^EE for members and only $15 for non-members.

Recent Articles:
7 Advantages to Leasing Equipment for Your Cleaning Business

Checklist for Starting Your Janitorial Cleaning Business

Recent Online Discussion Topics: We want to hire our first employee

Training Programs:
"Cleaning to Perfection"
Hard Floor Care Training Program


Membership Has Its

"I would like to thank you for this web site. It is great!!!!!!!!" -- MA

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!



Trash Talk: Tip of the Week

Welcome to Trash Talk! You're receiving this newsletter because you requested it through our sign up box at www.TheJanitorialStore.com

Tip of the Week:
Practical Safety Tips for Janitorial Workers

No matter what job your employees are performing, an accident can happen. Safety in the workplace should be a concern for everyone. Lost time can mean lost wages for employees and higher insurance costs for the employer. Following a few safety guidelines can help keep your employees on the job and your costs down.

Lifting can be a common cause of back injuries. Lifting should be done by bending the knees and not twisting or turning the back. Lift belts should be worn when moving heavy equipment or furniture. Slide materials to the back of a truck before attempting to lift them. Items should not be lifted over truck walls or tailgates.

Avoiding slips and falls. Employees should wear rubber soled shoes that have good traction. Look for obstructions, boxes, furniture, etc. that may be in the way before starting to work. Never leave cleaning tools, supplies or trash bags in walkways. Spills should be cleaned up immediately. Place hazard signs out in areas before cleaning floors or stairs with chemicals or damp mops. The edges of floor mats should lie flat on the floor.

Safety on stairs. When using stairs employees should use hand rails. Employees should not carry anything on stairs unless they can see over the object they are carrying. Avoid running up or down the stairs. Broken hand rails should be reported to a supervisor.

Job safety is an important issue! Make sure your employees know and follow all of your safety procedures.

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