The current chemical and biological safety guidance is published for employers and employees by the Health and Safety Authority. This publication provides information in relation to chemical and biological safety with respect to those working in contract cleaning.
Acids and bases such as hydrochloric acid, sulphamidic acid, formic acid, sodium hydroxide, and ammonium hydroxide are found in cleaning products for bathrooms and in products to remove lime, concrete, and cement. Organic solvents and detergents such as white spirits, turpentine, acetone, aromatic hydrocarbons, and alcohol may be found in degreasing products used on floors and other surfaces. Disinfectants such as formaldehyde, glyoxal, and quaternary ammonium compounds. Fragrances and colouring agents found in many types of product