CINCINNATI — In honor of National Safety Month, Cintas Corporation issued five tips to help facility managers prevent and treat injuries, according to a press release.
Each year, nearly four million employees suffer from a workplace injury and employers spend more than $170 billion on associated costs, the release stated.
"Workplace injuries can occur to any employee regardless of experience, so it''s beneficial to continually review best practices to keep safety top of mind," said Rick Gerlach, senior director of safety and health at Cintas.
"From slips and falls to cuts or burns, there are many potential injuries that can impact cleaning staff and building occupants, so facility managers should take the proper steps to prepare and prevent these types of incidents," Gerlach added.
According to the release, Cintas recommends the following tips to keep cleaning workers and building patrons safe:
1. Limit employee exposure to chemical concentrates
2. Prepare for Sudden Cardiac Arrest
3. Implement a comprehensive matting system
4. Stock appropriate first aid and medical supplies
5. Create a culture of safety.
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