There’s nothing like cleaning a living room or a hall, sweeping carefully, mopping with some detergent and finishing it with a dry mop. Of course, it’s no so short and easy but there are no potential risks. Laboratories are filled with these; fire, chemical burns, absorption of toxic chemicals and even cuts from broken glassware. You, as a part of the cleaning service crew, need to be aware of these risks to avoid aggravating a simple task. Here’s the list of each risk and how to avoid it:
Fire: Avoid flammable chemicals at all costs, you can check the labels for a fire sign to tell and treat those carefully. If it happens that fire breaks out, don’t just throw water on it and ask the experts how to treat each situation. Also, ask the experts where are the nearest safety shower and the fire extinguishers.
Explosion: The risk of explosion is both from corrosion and shattered glass. To avoid situations like these let the experts deal with those chemicals and never put explosive chemicals near hot places.
Corrosion: If you accidentally drop a corrosive chemical on the floor, don’t try to clean it up with conventional methods and never add any cleaning solution to it.
Toxic fumes: In the case of a gas leak, avoid being near in all cases. Use the proper protection for the mouth and eyes. It is strongly recommended to wait for the gas to dissipate the to safely deal with it.
Absorption of chemicals: Gloves must be used at all times when entering a laboratory but in cases like these, don’t ever be in contact with any chemical spills. There might be cases where they’re not corrosive, but they can still pose a threat to the skin, even with the gloves on.
These are just the most common risks when cleaning a laboratory. Bear in mind, you’re not an expert in this, so always ask about the safety measures in order to avoid all these situations. If you’re working for a laboratory and need cleaning services, contact with Sky Image Group, professionals who know how to deal with all kind of situations when cleaning.
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