The company safety and hazardous communication training program is designed to be implemented in both the ongoing safety classes as well as the workplace. This is a “living program”, that constantly changes to reflect new and better/enhanced safety methods. This safety program is reviewed by the Operations Managers, and in return, reviewed by the Crew Supervisors, who remain on the cutting edge of jobsite safety in the workplace.
It is important to remember to always THINK SAFETY. EXTRA CLEAN strictly adheres to all OSHA; ANSI, and window cleaning industry safety standards, regulations, and guidelines, such as the ANSI IWCA I-14.1-2001 Window Cleaning Safety Standard, plus EXTRA CLEAN ’s own safety guidelines. Further, as required, all crew personnel wear company hardhats, safety vests, as well as hard tipped work shoes, and safety goggles should the job be located at a new construction site.
All personnel, before hired, have their references checked, and are both interviewed and demonstrate their ability to perform their specific duties and responsibilities. Personnel are instructed in the use of products and cleaning equipment. MSDS sheets are explained and discussed. Further we have a zero tolerance drug policy and as such, we conduct random drug testing.
We perform safety sessions for experienced as well as entry level personnel. These sessions vary from a minimum of quarterly to six (6) times a year. In addition to safety issues, these sessions teach correct product use, and review new products available. The Operations Manager reviews all product MSDS (as mentioned above) and product information sheets in order to be aware of the safe usage of each product, and to be aware of the products’ health hazards; required protection; special handling, and general requirements.
In our industry, EXTRA CLEAN complies with myriad of OSHA Regulations (e.g. OSHA Regulation Part 1910.66, including Appendix C ) and ANSI Standards (e.g. ANSI IWCA I-14.1-2001 Window Cleaning Safety Standard). Appendix C of the aforementioned 1910.66 OSHA Regulation is of special significance to our industry due to its reference to roof anchor systems; inspection frequencies, inter alia, and as such, we provided a link to this OSHA Regulation, found on the webpage under “Regulations (standards – 29 CFR) for your review and information. When navigating this OSHA Regulation entitled SubPart F – Powered Platforms, Manlifts, and Vehicle Mounted Work Platforms for Building Maintenance; go to section (g) Inspection and Tests, (2) Periodic Inspections and Tests (i) which is our reference to having the building’s roof anchor system tested annually by a Qualified Person.