Although the industry is deeply involved at the moment in discussions about “cleaning for health,” these conversations tend to address the needs of everyone except the cleaning workers actually performing these tasks.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, RMIs lead to an average of 18 lost work days per injury.
Since the inception of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the 1970s, workplace fatalities have dropped by more than 65 percent, and job-related injuries and illnesses have been reduced by over 67 percent, yet these numbers could decline significantly by taking simple precautions.
Regardless of the excuses or rebuttals, the long and short of it is that we must train for safety.
Goals are like a road map — okay, maybe a global positioning satellite (GPS) because nobody uses physical road maps anymore — they help you get where you want to go and their importance should not be taken lightly.
In addition to being less complicated than extractors or autoscrubbers, sweepers tend to have fewer components; but, making sure you have the right components can make a big difference in how versatile and effective the machine is.
After carpet has been selected as the flooring surface in a facility, cleaning staffs need to contemplate several factors to maximize the useful life of the carpet.
Sponsored by Buckeye International, TTI Floor Care North America's Hoover brand, ProTeam and Windsor, we give you a snapshot of some of the tools, products and equipment that can help you and your staffs meet the various challenges you will face throughout the coming year.