Cleaning and maintenance industry employers have a new tool to improve the safety and health of their employees.
OSHA has unveiled a new Safety and Health Topics page, "OSHA Assistance for the Cleaning Industry," which provides information on potential hazards, such as slips, trips and falls, OSHA standards, and links to free resources from OSHA and other organizations.
The Web page was developed by OSHA with input from ISSA, a cleaning industry trade association, as part of the OSHA and ISSA alliance.
The page features information on the types of hazards common in the cleaning and maintenance industry, including topics related to hazardous or toxic substances, cleaning chemicals and electrical risks, and possible solutions to avoid these hazards. The page also has links to standards frequently cited by OSHA in this industry, such as bloodborne pathogens, asbestos and hazard communication.
ISSA represents more than 4,800 distributor, manufacturer, building service contractor and in-house service provider members.