Safety continues to be a major concern in professional cleaning. Invariably, cleaning workers focus on cleaning chemicals, equipment and tools to perform their tasks, but safety equipment often takes a backseat.

“Cleaning workers suffer more injuries than many other workers in private industry,” says Vicky Adams, category manager for safety, gloves and foodservice products for Impact Products. “Studies going back to 2007 find that full-time custodians are injured on the job sometimes as much as two times that of other workers in private industry.”