If you are involved in cleaning tasks in your office, you probably find yourself using a number of cleaning supplies on a regular basis. Like most people, you do not necessarily know the chemical components of those everyday cleaning agents or exactly how they should be handled and stored for optimal safety. Fortunately, it is easy to learn how to care for and store cleaning products and supplies. By remembering a few simple tips, you can be sure that your environment is not only clean, but safe as well.
One of the most important steps to take to ensure proper handling of cleaning supplies is to follow a strict chemical safety program that includes making a complete list of all cleaning chemicals used in the facility. Make sure that there is documentation about the potential hazards associated with each chemical as well as a Safety Data Sheet for each chemical.