Laundry operations present staff with a variety of potential hazards. The main objective of this session is to make sure you understand them and the precautions you must take to keep safe and healthy. By the time this session is over, you will be able to identify laundry hazards; prevent exposure to infectious materials; avoid musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs); prevent heat stress; take precautions against slips, trips, and falls; and avoid harmful exposures to other safety and health hazards.
Why “Laundry Safety” Matters:
Working with laundry may expose you to a variety of hazards. Wet floors can cause slips and falls. Heat can wear you down and affect your safety and health. Handling laundry contaminated with infectious materials can be dangerous if precautions aren’t taken.
- Working with laundry exposes you to a variety of hazards.
- Risks include both safety and health hazards.
- You must be aware of all potential hazards and stay alert while you work to protect your safety and health.
- Taking simple precautions can prevent injuries and illness.