A distribution center can be a dangerous place to work. A dirty and disorganized distribution center can be a deadly place to work. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an average of 16 fatalities every year in the U.S. warehousing and storage sector and a reported injury and illness rate of 5 out of every 100 warehouse and storage workers. One of the easiest ways to improve worker safety in your distribution center is through professional distribution center cleaning.
How Commercial Distribution Center Cleaning Improves Worker Safety
A Clean Distribution Center Helps Reduce Slips and Falls
Professional distribution center cleaning removes clutter and obstacles that can result in tripping and falling accidents. Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common distribution center accidents. In fact, the HSE reported that in 2018/19, slips, trips, or falls accounted for the greatest amount of non-fatal injuries.
Slips, trips, and falls can often occur in a warehouse or distribution center environment because of the fast-moving nature of this type of work. Hazards such as discarded boxes, box ties, cables, or spilled substances can all cause injury. Failure to remove, identify or make safe a hazard is not only dangerous but also breaches health and safety protocols.
Distribution Center Cleaning Improves Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality can be two to five times worse than outdoor air quality and can pose a serious health threat to exposed workers, especially those suffering from asthma and other respiratory illness. Even for workers not affected by respiratory illness, poor indoor air quality can still result in health problems. Poor indoor air quality has been associated with headaches, fatigue, reduced concentration, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat.
Regular professional cleaning can help reduce the amount of dust and allergens within your distribution center, providing cleaner, safer air for workers. This, in turn, can reduce absenteeism and workplace injuries due to a lack of focus. This results in greater worker satisfaction and increased productivity.
A Clean and Sanitary Distribution Center Reduces the Spread Of Illness
Even in a world free of a lingering pandemic, regular distribution center cleaning and sanitizing have proven to be the key to reducing the spread of germs. Professional distribution center cleaning crews understand the importance of cleaning and sanitizing your workplace. They are well versed in cleaning and sanitation protocols, how to mitigate cross-contamination, and the importance of disinfecting high-touch surfaces.
Professional cleaning and sanitation of your distribution center can help to mitigate the spread of disease in your facility. This helps reduce absenteeism and promotes a much healthier work environment for your staff.
Need Help Maintaining A Clean And Safe Distribution Center?
Complete Care Maintenance’s distribution center cleaning services are the perfect fit for distribution centers, manufacturing plants, industrial facilities, and large retail operations. Our warehouse cleaning teams use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques designed for cleaning large spaces. We work within all OSHA guidelines and always provide highly qualified and supervised crews. Call or contact us today for a free onsite evaluation and no-obligation quote.