We believe employee safety starts with a strong training program. All employees receive immediate training in general janitorial procedures, equipment, chemical usage and safety procedures. However, no two work sites are alike. Site specific training is also done allowing our supervisors to show our new employees all the specialized services needed to succeed in their new work environment.
Our training program is contains six segments: basic industry training, site specific training, green cleaning, advanced industry training, supervisory skills and management development.
We have developed and implemented the following written plans to ensure compliance with applicable environmental and safety laws and OSHA regulations:
Chemical Hygiene and Safety Plan: Details the proper labeling, handling and storage of chemical containers including the maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets. Designed to document compliance with OSHA mandated employee training and to demonstrate a history of compliance with all aspects of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard through quarterly updates.
Exposure Control Plan: Designed to document compliance with OSHA blood born pathogen training and to demonstrate a history of compliance with all aspects of OSHA Standards.
Written Safety Plan: Designed with the help of Sandstrand’s compensation insurance companies to ensure employee and customer safety, fire prevention, electrical safety, use of personal protective equipment and company safety polices.
In our quest to be better, at Sandstrand our training process never ends. As new equipment, technology and supplies come on to the market, our staff is required to stay current in all phases of commercial cleaning. Through partnerships with our suppliers Waxie Sanitary Systems and Johnson-Diversey, our employees have at least 8 hours of continued training and education on an annual basis to stay up to date on correct procedures for safety, tools, techniques and pertinent environmental standards.
Management and supervisors receive at least 16 hours of training and education on an annual basis.
Our training locations include in-house, at vendor training centers locally and regionally, industry association seminars, manufacture locations and educational institutions.