According to USA Today, one dead and 10 fell ill due to a Buffalo Wild Wings cleaning safety incident. Janitorial services performed by cleaning professionals prevent incidents such as injuries and the mishandling of cleaning solutions that can cause severe illness.
Many businesses in South Florida understand the necessity of workplace safety and the implications of failing to handle potential hazards.
That is why practically every successful organization provides safety training to employees to avoid incidents. However, precautions like that do not often address other possible issues even though they can prevent the obvious ones.
One concern often goes unaddressed is cleaning safety.
Consider the horrible Buffalo Wild Wings incident that occurred recently in Massachusetts. According to USA Today, one employee died, and 10 others got sick after being exposed to harmful chemicals in a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.
The substance was “Super 8”, a sodium hypochlorite cleaning solution. The cleaning agent was used to clean the restaurant’s floors.
So, What Happened?
Authorities are still investigating the situation. However, current evidence suggests an unsafe cleaning product mishandling caused the incident. According to the co-medical director of the National Capital Poison Center, Dr. Kelly Johnson-Arbor, “Super 8 becomes dangerous when mixed with other chemicals.”
According to Johnson-Arbor, sodium hypochlorite becomes dangerous when mixed with ammonia because it begins to emit chloramine, a harmful gas.
The mixture of cleaning agents is an unfortunate situation common with untrained janitorial services. Employees are not professional commercial cleaners and should not be handling unsafe products, nor should they take care of most of your commercial cleaning needs.
This unfortunate event brings further attention to potentially hazardous cleaning solutions in the workplace.
Safety through Cleaning Services is Your Duty
Commercial cleaning can become dangerous, as evident in the terrible Buffalo Wild Wings incident. You have to keep your customers and employees safe. Doing so prevents unpleasant debacles, keeps everyone happy (customers and staff), and naturally improves employee productivity. The best approach to commercial cleaning safety is to remove employees from potentially hazardous situations.
Our professional commercial cleaning services offer the best possible sanitizing and cleaning for all types of businesses and offices. Rather than task your employees with job duties that they have not been trained to handle, leave your commercial cleaning needs to the expert commercial janitorial services such as ours at Sawgrass Cleaning Solutions.
Our exceptional janitorial services will keep you, your employees, and your customers safe, from hard surface floor cleaning to grout cleaning services and everything in between.
A Good Janitorial Service Prevents Problems
Working with a reliable janitorial service provider is key to workplace safety. You can prevent workplace illnesses, injuries, and many other unforeseen incidents. Not to mention to avoid litigation that typically arises from on-the-job incidents. Also, a janitorial service company will ensure your organization is compliant with health and safety requirements.
As the owner and operator of a successful business, you must maintain safety for everyone involved with your company. Hiring weekly or monthly cleaning services can ensure that the health and safety of your employees and customers have been taken care of so that you can focus on other important tasks.
A Bit About Our Professional Commercial Cleaning Service
Sawgrass Cleaning Solutions provides janitorial services in South Florida, covering cities like Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and others. Our office cleaning services team understands the importance of safety and uses eco-friendly cleaning solutions that won’t harm humans, including pets. But that’s not all!
We use equipment and products correctly to ensure that no harm will come to employees or customers in your office building or shop.
Expect your floors to dry up quickly and thoroughly clean the office space or commercial building. Our cleaning service members also mark all slippery areas with safety signs that alert employees and customers to avoid falls.
We are green clean certified, which means our cleaning service products are safe for adults, children, pets, and the environment.
Each of our office cleaning options, including carpet cleaning and general janitorial cleaning, is guaranteed to improve your indoor air quality and prevent bacteria from growing on high-touch surfaces.
We are bonded and insured, meaning you, as the business owner, are protected against mishaps.
The OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is very clear with its regulations. We go above & beyond ensuring standards are met and exceeded because we care about the health and safety of our customers and your business.
Take the first step towards your peace of mind by contacting us for a free consultation. Your business is in good hands with Sawgrass Cleaning Solutions!