Biobased Products and Worker Safety
Cleaning: Cleaners & Disinfectants Cleaning: Business & Industry
While interest in saving money and being environmentally friendly is great for many in the cleaning industry, those who have employees on the front line, using cleaning products for hours every workday, know their first priority is protecting their labor investment. With labor costs ever-increasing, it is wise for employers to decrease risk of employee injury as much as possible by implementing safety programs.
Exposure to some traditional cleaning chemicals such as bleach, ammonia and disinfectants, puts workers at risk. Harsh chemicals can burn skin, eyes and mucous membranes in the nose and mouth. Today’s biobased general cleaners — containing biological products of renewable agricultural crops such as citrus, soy, corn and coconut — are formulated to clean in dilutions that are generally much safer for workers to be exposed to, with fewer VOCs. Some allow workers to go without personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks and safety goggles, and do not endanger them like many traditional chemicals might.
TIPS SELECTED FOR YOU
Finding Good People To Hire
Reducing Cleaning Frequencies Should Also Change Client Expectations
Cleaning Contracts Require Trust And Confidence
Poor Communication Kills Cleaning Contracts
Removing Multiple Layers Of Floor Finish
Choosing The Right Floor Finish
Educating Customers On Proper Floor Appearance
Choosing The Right Equipment To Buy
Don’t Let Customers Direct Janitors
Standardizing Workloading And Cleaning Schedules