The November issue of Cleaning & Maintenance Management® magazine is now available online, featuring Dusti Butler''s and Helene Browning''s "Floor Cleaning Procedures For Slip, Trip And Fall Prevention" feature.
The authors stated that there are many factors that contribute to slip, trip and fall incidents, one of which is improper floor cleaning.
They noted that when implementing a cleaning program, training employees on cleaning policies and procedures is crucial to the success of the program.
The authors added that products should be tested on a small section of the floor, prior to use, to ensure the product is suitable for the floor surface.
According to the authors, while properly following cleaning procedures is an important step to reducing slip, trip and fall exposures, you still need to conduct an effective analysis of the exposures at your location.
Dusti Butler, an associate in risk management (ARM), is a risk engineering representative for Zurich Services Corporation. She has over five years of experience working in the hospitality industry. She is a graduate of Illinois State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in insurance.
Helene Browning, ARM, is a liability line of business director in the risk engineering department of Zurich in North America. She holds a Master of Science degree in industrial safety. Browning has over 20 years of consulting experience.
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