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ICAN/ATEX: Can we use propane floor cleaning machines in our hospital?

November 11, 2013
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

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I am checking to see if we can use propane floor cleaning machines in our hospital.

We would not use them by patient room because we are aware there would be some odor.

Monday’s Answer:

I would say no. I doubt that your safety and health officer would allow this type of equipment inside your facility.

Issues include, dust, noise, exhaust and the propane fuel tank.

However, there are many good battery powered units on the market with active ... Bill Griffin, president of Cleaning Consultant Services Inc.

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