Nationwide Insurance knows that customer and employee safety is critical for building and upholding a dry cleaner's reputation. That's why we combine simple safety tips with online training courses for a complete safety and loss prevention package. Our goal is to help small business owners keep customers and employees safe, while reducing risk and insurance premiums.
Dry cleaner safety tips
To uphold a safe workplace for employees and customers at minimal or no cost:
- Maintain your building's interior and exterior. Keep parking lots and sidewalks in good condition. Provide dusk-to-dawn lighting for the exterior of the building and parking lot. Protect utilities, such as gas meters and transformers, with physical barriers.
- Keep walkways free and clear. Make sure areas where customers walk are in good physical condition and are clear of equipment. Keep exterior walking surfaces clear of ice, snow and debris.
- Prevent and control workplace hazards. Use modern equipment and exercise preventive maintenance. Control leaks in dry cleaning equipment and provide proper ventilation to minimize exposure to Perchloroethylene, a volatile organic solvent.
- Wear light layers of clothing and be sure to label hot surfaces with warning signs. Immediately clean up water and chemical spills immediately to reduce the chance of a slip or fall.