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While a $10.10 hourly minimum wage increase is considered at John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports, and at Newark Liberty International, Newark’s dominant carrier, United Airlines, is replacing its union cleaning contractor with a nonunion company more likely to cut wages than to raise them.
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.
Mobile workers in a broad array of industries, including building and property maintenance, are increasingly relying on smartphones and tablets with mobile apps to help them work smarter and faster in the field.
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.
Oh, we’d certainly like to think otherwise, but when it comes right down to it, price is what bidding is all about. The customer’s goal is to determine which company can provide the best service at the most competitive price.
While that is important, lower product pricing alone will not solve a facility’s biggest challenge today — driving increased efficiency and productivity from the people in charge of cleaning buildings.
Improperly conducted custodial training can be stagnant, resulting in a lack of focus and understanding, and workers may not learn the proper techniques.
Regardless of the excuses or rebuttals, the long and short of it is that we must train for safety.