Does your staff still have to use cleaning agents marked with danger symbols? Do the cleaning agents you use function properly and do you see no reason to change anything? Does wearing PPE appear to have the potential dangers under control? So why change anything if there appears to be no need?
Many companies still think this way. This justification for using cleaning agents, such as MEK, NMP, toluene, ethyl acetate and terpenes etc. still seems to be given, even though many long-serving cleaning agents have proven to be carcinogenic. 99% of companies really do want to protect their staff from danger, yet taking a step into the unknown by switching to new types of cleaning agent requires courage and a proactive approach. And even, if the intention is there, it often fails due to a lack of initiative. From our own experience, we can safely say that many good reasons exist to proactively take the step towards introducing safe cleaning agents.
Many of our customers give us feedback that they are happy to have replaced their dangerous cleaning agents. This is because their staff have long since expressed their appreciation of the change to better working conditions with improved performance, even if the change was not that easy to accept at first. In the aftermath, supervisors and decision-makers no longer have to justify why their staff are still working with dangerous cleaning agents every time an audit takes place or they receive a visit from their boss. Even fines are being meted out more frequently due to the increasingly restrictive requirements put forward by professional associations and other institutions. In addition to the safety-at-work aspect, the economic factor is also important.
What if one of your customers suddenly attaches great importance to safety at work, and they find out that you are still using chemical mace? In the end, it is the little things that make you stand out from the competitors. If our consultants have not yet made you aware of why it is important to substitute dangerous cleaning agents, then please contact us today. We will be more than happy to assist you with detailed advice on your own premises.
Our cleaning agents are recommended by the BG ETEM (= Berufsgenossenschaft Energie Textil Elektro Medienerzeugnisse In English: “Employer’s Liability Insurance Association for the Energy, Textiles, Electrical Industry, and Media products sectors” Quelle: BG ETEM).