We Take Janitorial Safety Issues Seriously
Dangers facing all Janitors
Janitorial workers are susceptible to a variety of dangers such as physical hazards, chemical hazards, and infectious agents generally present in the workplace. Besides the acute injuries that can take place in the janitorial business there may also be long term damage if chemicals and cleaning products are not used properly.
Workers are properly trained to prevent physical hazards for the public and workers alike. Slips and falls, ergonomic injuries, accidents with machines, falls while climbing, and radiation exposure are all taken into consideration when training employees.
We preach thorough hand-washing as it is the worker’s most basic and important form of protection. We also make sure workers are familiar with the institution’s infection control procedures and know the infection control officer to whom they can go with a question.
Canada Maintenance minimizes potential chemical hazards by substituting less toxic products for traditional ones. Janitors wear gloves and goggles and ensure that work areas are supplied with fresh air. Canada Maintenance trains workers in the proper handling of chemicals to prevent eye and skin injuries, respiratory irritation and Injury, chemical spills. Workers are also trained in how to handle a situation in which one of these hazards takes place.
All janitors are trained in these topics; chemical hazard communication Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) interpretation, mixing incompatible ingredients (bleach & ammonia), proper lifting and ergonomic precautions. We also provide extra training for janitorial workers for health care facilities.