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Safety continues to be a major concern in professional cleaning. Invariable, cleaning workers focus on cleaning chemicals, equipment and tools to perform tasks, but safety equipment often takes a backseat. Cleaning workers suffer more injuries than many other worker in private industry”, says Vicky Adams, category manger for safety, gloves and food Service products for Impact Products.

Female cleaning workers in particular have a high rate of injury. Woman comprise only about  one third of janitorial workers nationwide, according to data from the U.S Bureau of labor Statistics, but in one study, women filed more janitorial workers from 2003 through 2012. While this can very, it appear that due to their smaller  number and higher percentage of claims women janitors have almost  twice the number of compensable injuries as do male janitors

 

Credit: Fire & Safety Magazine

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