There are several other items that should be worn when performing cleaning duties.
Toledo, OH – Contract cleaners should know that just wearing gloves and, hopefully, goggles is not enough to ensure worker safety.
There are several other items that should be worn, are required to be worn by OSHA regulations, or stored nearby in case of an emergency.
Because of this, Impact-Products, manufacturers of a variety of work safety products, provides the following Building and Maintenance Safety Checklist, to further enhance safety within the professional cleaning industry.
The Checklist suggests the following:
Fall protection. OSHA requires fall protection equipment whenever a worker climbs four feet above the floor or works at a building’s edge; this could include platforms, scaffolding, etc.
Face protection. Goggles should always be worn and workers should also consider wearing face shields. This is true if working near stored chemicals, large mechanical equipment, or similar hazards.
Hearing protection. Hearing loss is becoming one of the most common occupational health hazards in a variety of industries, including professional cleaning. OSHA requires ear plugs/coverings to be worn if workers are exposed to “average” decibel exposure (about 85 decibels) for eight hours or longer.
Proper hand protection. Each year more than a million workers visit emergency rooms due to hand injuries. Of these workers, 70 percent weren’t wearing gloves or were not wearing the right gloves. A knowledgeable distributor will help cleaning workers select the proper hand protection for a variety of cleaning tasks.
Back support. An estimated 20 percent of all workplace injuries are injuries to the back. Different types of back belts are available to address this problem as well as posters…studies indicate installing posters advising workers on how to work without harming their backs can be very effective.
Foot protection. “Many cleaning workers go to work without giving a second thought to the shoes they wear,” says Robb Borgen, vice president of marketing for Impact-Products. “This often leads to an accident. Work shoes or “grippers” are available to protect workers from slipping, falling objects, even electrocution. Don’t forget to wear the right shoes.”
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About Impact Products
Impact Products is a manufacturer and supplier of branded and private label non-chemical commercial cleaning, maintenance, safety and related products, The company’s offering encompasses a full suite of janitorial products including floor care products, waste receptacles, washroom accessories, gloves and safety products, Impacting Everything: Easier, Safer, Better. Markets served by the company include commercial cleaning, industrial services, healthcare, government, schools, office buildings, hospitality and foodservice. Founded in 1963, Impact’s broad customer base is served out of Toledo, Ohio, Walnut, California, and Purvis, Mississippi. Impact Products, LLC is a division of the S.P. Richards Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC). Visit us atwww.impact-products.com/
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