Cleaning Industry Safety

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The institutional and industrial cleaning industry provides essential products and services that are used to clean and maintain a healthy indoor environment for commercial establishments of all sizes and types, including schools, hospitals, day care centers, food service operations, office complexes, and other similar establishments. The industry includes manufacturers and distributors of cleaning products in addition to in-house and contracted service providers.

As in many industries, employees in the cleaning industry face a number of hazards. Cleaning industry employees may be exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals, may be asked to work with equipment that can present a danger and may be asked to perform various tasks that may cause an injury or illness if not performed properly. Further, the physical environment in which cleaning services are performed can present hazards.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Industry, 3 out of 100 full-time workers in the janitorial services sector were injured in 2019. 2.8 out of 100 full-time workers in the carpet and upholstery cleaning services sector were injured in 2019.

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Please note: Our training courses provide essential general knowledge awareness training about each topic, however an employer must provide training for the specific equipment, policies, and procedures in use at their work site(s).

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