Did you know that slips, trips, and falls make up for the majority of workplace injuries in the US? According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), it’s the second leading cause of accidental deaths, after motor fatalities. It is no wonder then that there are recommendations in place for commercial facilities to put forth every effort into preventing these types of accidents through providing a safe and accident-free environment for their workers, customers, and visitors. The most important way a business can do this is to ensure their floors are safe.
Some common causes of slipping or falling include:
- Uneven surfaces
- Cluttered floor areas
- Wet floors
- Construction debris
- Dirty floors
It is important to be swift in action for cleaning up spills and debris through diligent floor care, including posting and blocking areas that are being attended to, and using the proper cleaning supplies to ensure complete removal. Allowing sufficient time to dry is also essential.
Hiring help from a professional commercial cleaning company to set up routine general cleanings is the easiest way to maintain a clean, slip-free surface. A certified cleaner can address dirty, grimy floors, as well as floor imperfections through refinishings and other project services including grout cleanings and pressure washing. Highly trained staff can ensure that high traffic areas are cleaned efficiently and effectively without sacrificing valuable employee work time, and that floors are cleaned appropriately according to specific floor types. The best supplies and equipment for the floors, combined with 24/7 client support for specific concerns and emergencies like water leaks will help provide your facility with the safety and cleanliness necessary to minimize accidents.
If you are looking to establish a good cleaning routine for your commercial facility to prevent slips, trips, and falls, contact New England Cleaning Services, Inc., which serves the eastern Massachusetts area including the greater Boston area, North Shore, South Shore, Metrowest Boston and Watertown. Office buildings, medical facilities, controlled environments, and manufacturing and production facilities are just some of the types of businesses we provide a variety of cleaning services for. We are equipped for both routine general cleanings as well as short notice emergency, restorations, and project services for our clients. For more information and a free quote, please contact our Waltham, MA office at (781) 890-2000 today!