Safety is a major concern for AMS Advanced Maintenance Service. Unfortunately, all cleaning staff is at high risk for injury because of the cleaning chemicals and equipment they use daily. Here are some tips we follow to ensure the safety of our staff:
Dress the part
To prevent slips and falls, wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes with non-slip tread. Long pants, eye protection and gloves are also a necessity when working with cleaning chemicals.
Match the tool to the person
You wouldn’t expect a small person to use a large mop- the same goes for a larger person using a small mop. Neither scenario is efficient. Both workers are wasting motion, taking longer to complete the task. They are more likely to be exposed to injury from repetitive motion.
Watch your posture
Incorrect posture is stressful on the body. Be sure you are using different parts of your body for assistance. Lift with your legs. Use your arms for support when leaning over or crouching.
Read the label
Read ALL cleaning chemical labels to ensure proper usage. Be sure to have the SDS (Safety Data Sheet) on hand in case of an emergency.
Stay safe everyone!
Advanced Maintenance Service 815-547-7952