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Clean or sanitize for Seasonal Influenza?

While cleaning removes germs, dirt, and grime from surfaces, it doesn’t kill germs. Sanitize with an EPA-registered disinfectant to kill germs on surfaces. Lowering the number of germs effectively can lower the risk of spreading infection.

CSG recommends using products & systems that are environmentally and health conscious. Send the message that you care about the health of your building occupants by working with CSG, a Green Clean janitorial provider.

Read these tips and more at CDC recommendations:

1. Know the difference between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing

2. Clean and disinfect surfaces and object that are touched often

3. Simply do routine cleaning and disinfecting

4. Clean and disinfect correctly

5. Use products safety

6. Handle waste properly

7. Do your research

CSG standard is to clean facilities for the health of its occupants, our employees and the protection of the environment for today and tomorrow.

The newer cleaning industry technologies and products allow us to clean effectively at a competitive cost as well as reduce health risks and improve the margin of safety for the people using the products and the building occupants. This also further reduces impact on the environment.

Training for new GHS with OSHA

CSG started the GHS training of janitorial staff in September for compliance with OSHA’s Dec. 1, 2013 deadline.  OSHA3491QuickCardPictogram_Page_1

OSHA required that companies storing, using or handling chemicals must train workers to understand the new data sheets and labels of the Hazard Communication Global Harmonized System (GHS). As with all OSHA Training Standards employers are required to provide training in an understandable language and method.

While OSHA has established a generous changeover period, OSHA hopes that as manufacturers change their labels, workers will already be trained.

Be sure that OSHA will be verifying compliance, but they are still offering the GHS Training Resources available at the OSHA Training Service’s website (http://www.oshatraining.com/ghs-training-resources.php).

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • June 1, 2015: Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers must comply with all other requirements of the revised standard.
  • Dec. 1, 2015: Distributors may not ship containers unless they contain approved labels.
  • June 1, 2016: Employers must update workplace labeling and their hazard communication programs as necessary, including additional employee training for newly identified chemical hazards.

Join CSG in sharing OSHA’s Prevent Heat Illness Campaign

OSHA says that employer & employee need to recognize the safety and health hazards of working in high heat.

CSG Safety Excellence Team wants to spread the word about:

  • factors that increase the risk of heat-related illness
  • signs and symptoms of illness
  • first aid and preventive measures that decrease the risk of heat-related illness

CSG is committed to safety training & education for working 100% safe!!

Join CSG in sharing high heat safety training with OSHA’s Educational Resources: Fact Sheets / Posters / Training Material. See more – http://ow.ly/mBgq3

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CSG Safety Excellence – Rescued Again Update:

Last week, scaffolding maintenance workers were rescued from the 56th floor of the Hearst Tower after the building platform snapped in the middle.

The building’s odd shape called for a custom model from Tractel-Swingstage consisting of a 420-foot elevated steel track off a 40-foot mast with a hydraulic arm holding the telescopic cleaning basket with wires monitored by electromechanical sensors.

Tractel is under scrutiny because of a 2007 accident in which a scaffolding structure plummeted 47 stories killing one worker.  Tractel was found in violation for failing to maintain the scaffold.

High-rise scaffolding rescues and accidents are often the result of faulty or outdated support systems or poor operator training.

Window Washing SystemsCSG President, Casey Pearce, explained, “A safe working environment for individuals working at heights is OSHA compliant supports, suspension and safety systems. Those systems need to be certified annually and even experienced workers need to have documented professional operator training.“

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigate any incident to determine whether the situation is the result of non-compliant procedures, support system failure or operator error. So far the cause of last week’s incident has not been determined but will likely be closely reviewed.

Click to learn more about CSG Annual Inspection Services & CSG Safety Committee.

Safety Compliance is Easy.

Does OSHA safety regulations weaken competitiveness and hurt jobs? A recent study showed inspections led to a 9% decline in injury and related costs dropped 26% without effect on jobs.  The key was random inspections.

The federal agency, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, enforces safety standards with these inspections and investigations by verifying workplace compliance to regulation and facilitating safe working environments.

“Our study suggests that randomized inspections work as they’re meant to, improving safety while not undermining the company’s ability to do business,” says Toffel.  Read more –

Safety compliance is as easy as CSG. From the design and installation of basic fall protection systems, to in-depth fall hazard analysis, Contract Services Group is the best single source provider of both window washing access and fall protection solutions. All of our window cleaning equipment inspections and certifications are in compliance with Cal-OSHA General Industry Safety Orders, Title 8. Article 5 Window Cleaning.