Safe Laundry Storage Solutions
Tips for facility service providers working in caregiving sites
As part of its Packets Up! campaign to promote preventative safety measures around the use of laundry packets and detergent, the American Cleaning Institute has issued the following tips for facility service providers responsible for laundry service:
- Keep laundry packets out of sight. Always keep liquid laundry packets tightly secured in their original packaging, which is designed to be difficult for children to access. Never display packets in a glass jar or vase, where they could attract the attention of curious children.
- Secure them up high and out of reach. Store liquid laundry packets in an overhead cabinet secured with a child safety lock. If you don’t have a cabinet available, place them (in the original packaging) into a larger bin with other laundry and household products and put it up high where those at risk won’t be able to see it.
- Apply these safety protocols to all facilities servicing at-risk populations. This includes early-childhood facilities and schools; health care and long-term care facilities; and hotels.
For more safety tips, particularly facilities serving in a caregiver capacity, visit www.cleaninginstitute.org/caregiver-tips.