E-fact 38 - Work equipment, tools and cleaners
This E-Fact examines how and why cleaners are injured using their equipment. Musculoskeletal disorders are a significant problem, with studies showing that they are the biggest cause of time off work among cleaners. The E-Fact explains the steps of the risk assessment process, including identifying hazards and evaluating risks. It also includes two case studies on preventing harm and a checklist of the most common hazards associated with the use of cleaning equipment.