Staff should follow general safety procedures when performing housekeepingand/or laundry duties.
1.Staff performing housekeeping or laundry tasks should be familiar with Material Safety DataSheets (MSDS) for all chemicals or cleansing products used in the Community. These sheets provide important information regarding these products (e.g., proper use of the product, possible risks associated with the product, etc.).2.A book containing all Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) should be kept in thehousekeeping closet so as to be easily referenced by staff if necessary.
Never leave chemicals or cleaning products unattended in a location accessible by tenants.When cleaning tenant apartments, the housekeeping cart MUST be taken into each apartmentunless all chemicals on the cart are secured (i.e., locked up).
Never leave equipment (e.g., cords, ladders, or chemicals) unattended in areas that areaccessible to tenants. When not is use, store equipment in a locking cupboard, cabinet, or storage area.
Follow manufacturers’ instructions for the use of all chemicals and cleaning products.
Adhere to common sense and basic safety practices during all housekeeping and laundrytasks.7.Refer to the Life Safety Policy and Procedure Manual for more complete guidelinesregarding safety.
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