Controlling chemicals in the cleaning sector — less is more

Case study
Švédsko
English
2018

Popis

A cleaning company in Sweden has successfully reduced the exposure of its workers to hazardous cleaning products. This case study outlines the approach taken by the company, which involved a combination of eliminating cleaning chemicals altogether or replacing them with safer alternatives, and extensive staff training and supervision. These measures not only allowed the company to protect its workers from the potentially harmful effects of cleaning chemicals, but have also dramatically cut the associated costs.

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Úklidové činnosti
Provider: 
ISS Facility Services AB
Tasks covered: 
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Liquids
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

Cleaning chemicals

Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Report
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Workers

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