Janitors and Custodians

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Oct 01, 2099
Safer Choice Products


Safer Choice helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment.

Source: EPA

May 16, 2018
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.

Source: CDPH

Dec 01, 2017
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.

Source: LOHP

Jul 18, 2017
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.

Source: IWCA

Dec 01, 2016
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.

Source: Stopwaste

Aug 01, 2014
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

Dec 01, 2012
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.

Source: NIOSH

Jul 01, 2012
Protecting Workers Who Use Cleaning Chemicals


This INFOSHEET provides information to employers on practices to help keep workers safe when working with cleaning chemicals, including green cleaning products.

Source: NIOSH

Apr 01, 2011
Janitorial Products: Pollution Prevention Project


This Janitorial Pollution Prevention Project, provides factsheets, tools and other information pertinent to safe use of cleaning products.

Source: WSPPN

Feb 01, 2011
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.

Source: CDPH