If you are a commercial building cleaner or janitor in San Diego, you are at a higher risk of suffering work-related injuries than workers in most other industries. Not only must you deal with general workplace hazards, but also those inherent in the facility for which you are responsible. Even though you do a lot of your work out of the public eye, you play a significant role in maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of commercial buildings.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the death of a subcontractor who was working at the Torrance Refinery. Reportedly, the incident occurred on a recent Thursday afternoon in North Torrance on a tank farm where the worker was repairing a tank. An incident report stated that the worker was in his 40s.
At this time every year, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health focuses on the dangers posed by the sun by reminding employers in San Diego and across the state of their responsibilities to protect employees from known hazards. The effects of heat illness can lead to workplace injuries. Employers must provide cool, shaded areas where workers can take frequent cool-down breaks when temperatures reach 80 degrees.