Building Cleaning Chemical Safety
According to famous author John Skow, when done right, cleaning can be deadly. This is true more so than ever when it comes to cleaning an office. Often, office cleaners are expected not only to vacuum carpets, empty trash cans, and dust tables and desks, but in many cases must wash toilets, sinks, and other areas where dirt, bacteria, and other pathogen-content is high. For these areas, office cleaners often rely on the use of high quality chemicals and detergents, many of which are intended for industrial use. While these products are often effective at ensuring a sanitized and anti-septic workspace, they can often be quite dangerous for the individuals using them—as well as for the people who work in the office or facility being cleaned. For optimal results when working with cleaning chemicals, office cleaners should be sure to understand the dangers, use appropriate safety gear, read labels, avoid chemical interaction, and store chemicals properly. Individuals who need on-going assistance when it comes to using cleaning chemicals should consult with company managers or other leaders in the field.