Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Salt, Ice Melt

A quick comment on the application of ice melt or salt.

It is not necessary to match each individual snow flake with a granule of salt or ice melt.

Over salting or de-icing can lead to a number of collateral damages.

1. damage to your sidewalk or pavements
2. damage to your interior carpeting from walk-in traffic
3. damage to your floors, marble, vct, terrazzo, brick, pavers etc.
4. increased indoor pollutants from compounds that dry and then become airborn

Just a few pre-winter warnings from your local custodial service.

Need a good cleaning contractor? Go to and click the link for Find A Cleaner.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Office Safety tip

Turn off those space heaters at the end of the day.

1. They are a fire hazard if left running
2. They are extremely expensive to leave running all night.

Do not run electric or phone cords across open traffic lanes or aisles. Use the rubber cord covers available at officemax or officedepot.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Winter is Approaching

Have you ordered your salt or ice melter yet?

How about signing the contract on your snow removal service?

Add more mats by the entrances to asborb more slush and reduce the slip & fall risk?

When it snows during the day, do you have your employees rotate their parking from am and lunch so the plows can clear the lot in sections?

Have you informed your employees which radio station to listen to if you have to announce closings?