Monday, March 06, 2006

Faculty Work is Back Breaking

An e-mail forwarded from my building deputy:

Periodically, faculty and staff clean their office/lab space. The items discarded may sometimes overload the recycling and trash receptacles.
The added weight increases the potential for the custodial staff to injure themselves while lifting these heavy receptacles. Please observe the following office/lab space cleaning guidelines so we may minimize the risk of strain injuries to our staff.
1. Please provide a minimum of 2 days' notice to the custodial staff in your building prior to a clean-out or move-out so they may arrange for appropriate recycling and trash containers.
2. Please separate heavy books and publications from normal office paper and mark it as trash. Feel free to ask custodial staff where they prefer to have such items placed for pick up.
3. Please separate and identify the type of waste. Instead of shredding confidential or sensitive information, you may contact the Refuse and Recycling Center for confidential recycling containers, and further guidelines for other items.
Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in helping to provide a safe working environment for our staff.

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