|Document ID (ISN)||111114|
|Convention or series no.
||Preventing harm to cleaning workers
||Protéger les nettoyeurs de locaux et de surface [in French]|
Prevención de daños a los trabajadores del sector de la limpieza [in Spanish]
||European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2009. 2p. Illus. 2 ref.
||Facts_86/EN.pdf [in English]
Facts_86/FR.pdf [in French]
Facts_86/ES.pdf [in Spanish]
||Cleaning is carried out in every workplace. Cleaning itself is a growing sector, as it is a service that is increasingly being put out to tender. While there are some very large cleaning contractors, the sector is dominated by small businesses, many of which employ fewer than 10 workers. This fact sheet summarizes the key points of a report which explains that cleaning is an essential task, that when done well can reduce both risks to workers' safety and health and costs to the business, for example by extending the life of workplace equipment and furnishings, and keeping floor surfaces in good condition. In some industries such as the food and catering sectors, poor cleaning can cause a business to fail. This fact sheet is also available in several other European languages.
||European Union; cleaning; conditions of work; hazard evaluation; safe working methods
||harmful substances; cleaning agents; slippery floors; public OSH institutions; falls of persons; data sheet
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Mechanical hazards, transport