Bad Weather Cleaning was distributed for client Kaivac
Cleaning professionals always focus on ways to keep their customer’s facilities clean and healthy, especially when the cold weather season arrives. But bad weather cleaning, as it is often referred to, poses a variety of problems.
“But we also need to take steps to protect ourselves during the cold winter months,” says Mark Morrison, communications manager for Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning system. “Our chances of being injured on the job can go up during adverse weather. We need to take care of ourselves.”
So, how can we accomplish this? Morrison offers the following seven suggestions to deal with bad weather cleaning:
- Realize your safety begins as soon as you get in your car. Accidents increase by about 20 percent in the winter months, due to slippery, icy roads, fog, and snowfall. “Drive slow and stop driving if you can’t see the road well.”
- Consider lots of rain a warning sign. “Even if the weather is not cold, lots of rain makes surfaces slippery.”
- Be careful around wet leaves. If leaves accumulate on walkways in wet or icy weather, walk around them. “Wet leaves [can] turn into snow skis in cold and wet weather conditions.”
- Park by the light. Park your truck close to your client’s building “and near plenty of light. This way, you don’t walk so far and have the light to shine your pathway.”
- Wear non-slip shoes. Many cleaning workers like to “walk light,” and wear sports shoes to work. “Non-slip shoes may be heavier, but they enhance walker safety immeasurably.”
- Reschedule outdoor cleaning. When it comes to outdoor cleaning, view bad weather as hazardous weather. Reschedule when conditions improve.
- Beware the “danger zone.” Many winter slips and falls happen when cleaning workers enter or exit the facilities they clean. “This is the danger zone. Walking from one surface to another can be an accident waiting to happen.”
Morrison adds that in the winter months, take extra steps to keep building entries clean. “Avoid using mops. They’ll spread soil, making it more dangerous. A spray-and-vac floor cleaning alternative thoroughly removes soils from floors without spreading contaminants.”
For more information, visit www.Kaivac.com.
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About Kaivac, Inc.
Headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, Kaivac® delivers complete science-based cleaning systems designed to produce healthy results while raising the value of cleaning operations and the professionalism of the worker. Tackling restrooms, hard surface floors, commercial kitchens, and more, Kaivac cleaning products remove the maximum amount of soil and pollutants in the most cost-effective, environmentally-friendly manner possible. Beginning with No-Touch Cleaning® systems and adding the Green Seal Certified UniVac™ and AutoVac Stretch™, Kaivac continues to innovative highly effective systems and elevate frontline cleaners as the heroes of hygiene. Visit Kaivac.com and connect with Kaivac on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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