Janitors and Custodians
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Safer Choice Products
Safer Choice helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment.
Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program
Access material from California Department of Public Health on work-related asthma including worker fact sheets and booklets in various languages.
Doing Too Much, Too Fast – How Workload Impacts Janitors’ Health and Safety
This report summarizes findings from six focus groups conducted with 59 janitors in the summer of 2016. Five groups were conducted with union janitors in Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento, San Diego and San Jose, and one was conducted with non-union janitors in Los Angeles.
Window Cleaning Field Safety Guide
The mobile-friendly guide offers best practices on identifying and avoiding fall, chemical, electrical and other hazards workers face on the job.
Environmentally Preferable Janitorial Cleaning Products for Commercial Applications (PDF)
This guide is intended to provide strategies and resources to help government agencies, schools, businesses and other organizations make the transition to environmentally preferrable cleaning products.
WorkSafe BC: Safe Work Practices for Custodians
Safe Work Practices for Custodians is a new interactive web book that can be opened in the browser of any computer or mobile device.
Source: WorkSafe Online
Hoja informactiva de la OSHA el NIOSH: Protección de los trabajadores que utilizan productos químicos de limpieza
Esta hoja informativa ofrece información para los empleadores sobre las prácticas que ayudarán a los trabajadores a mantenerse seguros cuando usen productos químicos de limpieza, incluidos los ecológicos.
Cleaning Products and Work-Related Asthma (PDF)
This fact sheet, provided by California Department of Public Health, addresses how cleaning products can cause or trigger work-related asthma.