04/22/2009

Safety in the cleaning industry

The institutional and industrial cleaning industry provides essential products
and services that are used to clean and maintain a healthy indoor environment
for commercial establishments of all sizes and types, including schools,
hospitals, day care centers, food service operations, office complexes, and
other similar establishments. The industry includes manufacturers and
distributors of cleaning products in addition to in-house and contracted
service providers.

As in many industries, employees in the cleaning industry face a number of
hazards. Cleaning industry employees may be exposed to potentially hazardous
chemicals, may be asked to work with equipment that can present a danger and
may be asked to perform various tasks that may cause an injury or illness if
not performed properly. Further, the physical environment in which cleaning
services are performed can present hazards.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's
Safety and Health Topics page on the Cleaning Industry advices on preventive
measures for these hazards and others, and informs about improving workplace
safety and health.


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AplusA-online.de - Source: U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration