Most people would rather skip the cleaning rituals in the workplace, but in an office or other business setting, it seems almost backward that there may be reasons why you shouldn’t. However, custodial employees can be injured on the job twice as much as other workers in private industries according to studies. Frequently involving working on wet surfaces, climbing ladders, moving heavy objects and so on, quite a few employees cleaning in-house will slip and fall and other injuries. Also, back and other major injuries as well often stem from employees not accustomed to the continuous bending and twisting associated with janitorial work. You and your employees are at risk when businesses assign such extra cleaning duties to their staff can be putting the organization. consider the following risks that we at AAA Cleanco would like to warn the businesses in the La Quinta, CA and surrounding areas.
Compliance with OSHA
In order to require any business to ensure it is maintained cleaned, sanitized and serviceable condition, OSHA, or Occupational Safety and Health Administration, expects the employer to establish and implement a schedule for servicing, cleaning and supplying each facility. Burning eyes, skin irritation, and cause lung damage can develop if the more toxic cleaning chemicals that the industries that require are improperly handled. The proper storage and use of cleaning chemicals is a major concern which prompted OSHA to issue a bulletin on the hazards of cleaning products and associated protective measures.
Workers’ Comp Insurance Premiums
While on the job, workers’ compensation insurance will still need to cover any injuries sustained including taking your employee away from their job to wash windows, or any other cleaning duties. In addition to decreasing productivity and potentially morale, you will incur a costly work comp claim and a potential increase in premiums.
Safety with Cleaning Products
There are some chemicals that can be a risk to the health. To get the job done such as protective clothing, gloves, and even safety goggles or breathing masks as needed, properly trained commercial cleaners will be equipped with the right types of chemical-resistant safety gear. Trained professionals know which chemical combinations are safe and effective and which are bad and can help avoid potential adverse chemical reactions that produce toxic fumes that are harmful to the respiratory system.
Requirements for Liability Insurance
No matter if you have a full-time custodian or assign cleaning duties to various employees, there are many liability risks to consider. Additionally, the liability risks applied to your staff, as well as any visitors. A reputable cleaning service will ensure that all safety measures are taken with proper signage being displayed and, most importantly, proper liability coverage is in place. The commercial cleaning company’s liability insurance can provide coverage, should an incident occur.
As mentioned earlier, taking your employee away from their primary responsibilities reduces productivity and morale. This impacts their work and reaching deadlines.
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There is much to gamble with your business by not investing in affordable professional cleaning and janitorial services with other risks that include overhead costs and other factors. Call us today to schedule your consultation and let AAA Cleanco take care of your business so you can rest easy knowing your business is clean, disinfected, and sanitized from top to bottom.