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Safety

We Take Janitoral Safety Issues Seriously

Dangers facing all Janitors
Janitorial workers are susceptible to a variety of dangers such as physical hazards, chemical hazards, and infectious agents generally present in the workplace. Besides the acute injuries that can take place in the janitorial business there may also be long term damage if chemicals and cleaning products are not used properly.

Hazards that Janitorial Workers Face Physical Hazards
Workers are properly trained to prevent physical hazards for the public and workers alike. Slips and falls, ergonomic injuries, accidents with machines, falls while climbing, and radiation exposure are all taken into consideration when training employees.

Infectious Hazards
We preach thorough hand-washing as it is the worker's most basic and important form of protection. We also make sure workers are familiar with the institution's infection control procedures and know the infection control officer to whom they can go with a question Respiratory Hazards All respiratory hazards are taken into concern and we train our workers in preventive solutions.

Chemical Hazards
Paradigm minimizes potential chemical hazards by substituting less toxic products for traditional ones. When this is not possible, janitors wear gloves and goggles and ensure that work areas are supplied with fresh air. Paradigm trains workers in the proper handling of chemicals to prevent eye and skin injuries, respiratory irritation and Injury, chemical spills. Workers are also trained in how to handle a situation in which one of these hazards takes place.

Paradigms Solutions and Preventive Steps
Paradigm Janitorial Service provides the best knowledge and outline to our workers to prevent such injuries. All workers go through our Safety Training Program and are provided with Safety Manuals and a MSDS booklet for the chemicals that we use, so that we may lower the chances of injuries. We don't stop there though; PJS also takes further steps towards hazard prevention by reducing chemical use, and using the healthiest, most effective chemicals.

Employee Training
All janitors are trained in these topics; chemical hazard communication Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) interpretation, mixing incompatible ingredients (bleach & ammonia), proper lifting and ergonomic precautions. As well as extra training for janitorial workers for health care facilities.

Paradigm Chemical Uses and Non-uses
Use of less chemicals substituting less toxic chemicals for hazardous products using improved management techniques such as avoiding aerosol products Instruct workers in the safe handling of concentrates Make certain that workers wear appropriate protective clothing, such as aprons, goggles, and respirators, as indicated on MSDS for the product. Do not use chemicals that contain ingredients is known to cause cancer or can harm the environment by depleting the ozone layer or contributing to global warming. Minimizing the use of floor strippers.

Cleaning Health Related Links
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration - OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.