Duke: Improving Worker Safety- NWL Rubbermaid in DFA Duke
Three million industry workers experience an injury every year while on the job leading to lost work and productivity, expense to individuals and businesses, and over 4,000 unnecessary deaths. Musculoskeletal disorders occur in many service industries including janitorial, room cleaning, waste collection, and spectator sports. OSHA spends over $500million every year to reduce these risks, but more safety solutions are needed. There are several high risk occupation in industries that relate to Newell Rubbermaid’s core businesses including machine operators, jobsite tradesmen, refuse collectors, maintenance workers, HVAC, professionals.
Janitorial employees, or custodians, clean and maintain the premises of all sizes and types of commercial and governmental establishments. These workers run the risk of experiencing slips & falls, repetitive motion injury, toxic chemical exposure, electric shock, or blood born pathogen exposure.