Workplaces, such as schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants and manufacturing plants, use cleaning chemicals to ensure the cleanliness of their buildings.
This course is geared for housekeeping and janitorial employees. It will take an in-depth look at the potential health risks from hazardous chemicals and how to choose and store cleaning products safely.
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Workplaces, such as schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants and manufacturing plants, use cleaning chemicals to ensure the cleanliness of their buildings. Workers who handle these products include building maintenance workers, janitors, and housekeepers. Some cleaning chemicals can be hazardous, causing problems ranging from skin rashes and burns to coughing and asthma.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says about 40% of all janitorial injuries involve eye irritations or burns caused by cleaning supplies. Also, 12% of injuries among janitorial workers are the result of breathing in fumes.
This course is geared for housekeeping and janitorial employees. It will take an in-depth look at the potential health risks from hazardous chemicals and how to choose and store cleaning products safely. This important course also discusses ways to help prevent muscle fatigue and ergonomic injuries.
Once you complete this course, you will have knowledge in the following components:
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Course 610 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.
1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014). Housekeeping. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/housekeeping/housekeeping.html
2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014a). Cleaning Chemicals and Your Health. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/Publications/3511-CleanChemPoster.pdf
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Ergonomics and Cumulative Trauma Injuries: The Basics. Retrieved from: https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy10/sh-20998-10/Housekeeper_Ergo_Handout-English.pdf