You might never give a second thought to trash collection services other than to place your trash on the end of your driveway on the appropriate day. My name is Lisa, and I want to tell you why you should think about your local sanitation and what happens to your trash after the garbage workers have taken it away. Did you know that trash that is not appropriately collected can cause health problems in your community? It can also damage the environment and the quality of your water and air. Educate yourself about what happens to the trash in your community so you can effectively fight for the health of your family and your planet.
Industrial sanitation is not sanitation of industrial strength, although the phrase is commonly defined or understood as such. Instead, industrial sanitation is a type of sanitation related to its location within industrial and manufacturing plants. It encompasses a unique set of sanitation approaches and purposes; and, you can talk with a professional, like Powell's Trash Service, to see which kinds of approaches are available. Here is why you would want or need industrial sanitation where you work.
You Produce Stuff with Metal or Wood Shavings and Dust
Anything that creates metal shavings, wood shavings, or fine particles of metal or wood dust requires industrial sanitation. Since these small pieces and particles of these materials can get into your lungs and eventually lead to life-threatening illnesses, it is important to have them cleared away and cleaned up while you are working. For that reason, sanitation needs to be constant, and you probably have a central vacuum in your work zone for the purpose of cleaning up the work area as you are working.
Your Factory Processes Meat, Waste, or Chemicals
Industrial plants or factories that process meat have issues with bacteria from feces, urine, and animal guts. Plants that process waste (human, animal, or industrial) have their own sets of dangers. Chemical plants produce chemicals that can hurt you inside and out. Having the high-powered washers on the lines can blast away bacteria and waste products; they can also liquefy, treat, and neutralize waste products and quickly rinse away chemicals that can harm the industrial sanitation process at your work place.
Constant Fans and Ventilation
When you work in a factory where harsh fumes from paint, thinners, and related products are a constant factor, industrial sanitation comes in the form of fans and excellent ventilation. Even though you should be wearing respirator masks, the fans are constantly running to remove the fumes and air pollution associated with your job environment. The fans move the toxic air out and away from you and through the ventilation into holding tanks for proper disposal or through "scrubbers" that then release the purified air outside.
Believe it or not, basic housekeeping, such as wiping down surfaces, sweeping floors, and cleaning toilets, is all included in industrial sanitation when it is done inside a factory. A separate custodial team may be in charge of these tasks, or work-floor employees may be designated to complete them as required. Most work-floor employees in factories and industrial plants are already required to keep their work areas clean, so that just leaves the remaining tasks for any custodial team that exists.