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Feb 1, 2017

Safe Work Methods and Practices


A lot of occupations require employees to be aware of the safety measures that must be taken on the job. A cleaner has many safety precautions to be aware off to avoid dangerous situations, more than that of many other professions.
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Safe Work Methods and Practices  - Strathcona Cleaners - Office Cleaning Service

A lot of occupations require employees to be aware of the safety measures that must be taken on the job. A cleaner has many safety precautions to be aware off to avoid dangerous situations, more than that of many other professions. Cleaning staff must be aware of how to enhance others safety while keeping themselves safe simultaneously. At Strathcona Cleaners, we expect our employees to be aware of the major safety hazards and practices involved in the job.

Wash your hands . . .

Washing your hands may seem like a simple task but to maximize effectiveness, a few guidelines should be followed.

  • Wash your hands after every exposure to the material you are using or come into contact with

  • For your hands to be cleaned, you need to clean them with soap for at least 10 seconds

  • Use hot water, not cold water

Cleaning up Body Fluids and Blood . . .

Cleaning up body fluids can be a deceivingly dangerous task. To avoid the spread of certain illnesses, a few precautions need to be taken:

  • Wear gloves and use disposable towels while cleaning. This will stop direct contact between you and the body fluid you are dealing with and make sure the same equipment is not used on the job again.

  • Decontaminate, wash, and disinfect the entire area and all the equipment used while you were cleaning.

Sanitation . . .

It is important to stay safe while making sure facilities are free from garbage, debris, filth, and potentially infectious materials.

Some precautions and procedures to be aware of while cleaning include:

  • Clean surfaces thoroughly before disinfecting them

  • Wearing proper protective equipment recommended by your supervisor while on the job.

  • Checking medical safety data sheets regularly to know potential hazards and safe work practices for all the products you are using.

While on the job, it is important to not:

  • Eat, drink, or smoke while using bleaches, cleaning agents, disinfecting agents, or other chemical products. It is also important to not leave any of these supplies unattended.

If you have any questions regarding how to stay safe in the workplace, we would be happy to talk things through with you. Give us a call today at 403-237-8355 and we’d be happy to answer any question you may have!