When the time comes to get some deep cleaning done we often forget that we need to protect our eyes so as to stop any splashes of dangerous chemicals entering our eyes and potentially damaging them forever. Always take the correct measures to protect your eyes or the eyes of your staff while paying special attention to health and safety regulations regarding eye protection. Dont forget, it will be you, the company owner at the end of the day who gets in trouble and not your staff. So always make sure that people are following the guidelines, all the time.
A sure-fire way to limit the exposure of dangerous chemicals going into the eyes to use less dangerous cleaners and opt for a greener approach. Most commercial cleaners have extremely harsh ingredients and chemicals in them which can cause irritation or even serious injury. This happens by the chemical either releasing toxic fumes into the air or by airborne particles. A good example of going green would be to use microfiber mops rather than cotton mops. Microfiber mops are going to allow for chemical-free cleaning.
Another way to prevent eye injuries is to make sure to prepare the area that you are about to clean beforehand. Quite a lot of eye injuries that occur are the result of a lack of foresight. Before you get down and dirty, stop, have a look around, and remove anything that might get in your way while you will be cleaning. This reduces distractions and keeps your mind and full concentration on the job at all times while using toxic cleaners.
Most of the time, eye irritants are in the air. Make sure that the room you are about to clean has more than enough fresh air to keep the contaminants flowing out of the room. If there is not much of a breeze and fumes seem to be lingering then employ a fan to assist in moving the air.
When in doubt, always wear eye protection and to be on the really safe side, rather always wear eye protection. You can never be too safe when it comes to your eyes. Dont forget, you only have one pair for life so take good care of them and they will serve you well for the rest of your life. The last thing you need is to damage an eye because you were too lazy to take 4 seconds to put on some protective glasses.