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ICAN/ATEX: Do dust mops pose a slip-and-fall hazard?

December 5, 2012

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 have noticed custodians leaving their dust mops on the floor while attending to another job.

Would that leave an oily stain on the floor, causing future slips and falls?

Monday’s Answer:

dust mopIf the dust mop is improperly treated, this could be a real concern.

However, spraying the treatment onto the mophead, placing it into a plastic bag and letting it sit overnight should allow the treatment time to penetrate the fibers and … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor.

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