Working with dust, dirt and chemicals: how can cleaners stay safe and healthy?

The European cleaning and facility services industry employs
over four million people across 277,000 companies, many of them SMEs. The nature
of cleaning work means that most - if not all - cleaners are in close contact
with dangerous substances every day. What steps can cleaning firms take to
reduce workers' risk of exposure?

An OSHwiki articles on the situation of cleaners shows that a modern,
comprehensive approach is required to tackle these issues; it must involve
the workers, applying new concepts such as ‘moving with awareness'.

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

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