That's all it took for our daughter to end up injured on the job. For all the time that they required for training, you would think that they would have included wearing a back brace for heavy lifting. She was not informed until after the fact that this item actually required two people to lift it, they were too busy yelling in her ear to get it done. Now, we are spending our time between doctor visits and physical therapy. She is in pain and frustrated about these turn of events.
A safe working environment is based on how well all the people who work for a company adhere to the standards. Employees should be well informed about work place safety and be able to identify unsafe situations. Making well-informed safety decisions during daily routine tasks should become easy after receiving proper training.
Employers should know the particular hazards of the job and make sure that all employees involved are aware of potentially hazardous areas or situations. Our company trains our new employees a minimum of two weeks, so they are fully aware of what we do and how we do it. We are very careful when we mix products or ingredients. We never combine incompatible products that can cause harm to either people or the environment.
So, even though it seems like everybody and their brother can do commercial cleaning, there are a few hazards that you must be aware of. One particular problem we have had in the 35+ years we have been in business, is the people within the companies we work for throwing away broken glass. We now ask up front that they mark the trash can with a sticker informing us of the trash can contains broken glass. This gives us fair warning of the contents, and we can dispose of it properly.
Hope you have a terrific and safe Thursday.