These resources are designed for the unique set of safety challenges that school employees face.

Special education [PDF]
One handout addresses general safety in the special education classroom and the other discusses proactive management strategies for safety in special education.

School district employee safety management assessment [PDF]
Created to provide school districts with best practices for the prevention of employee injuries

Safety for schools: Short discussion guides [PDF]
Designed to help school administrators lead a short training and discussion on a safety topic with teaching staff

Safety Talk: Stop falls before they stop you [ESD 112]
Tips for preventing slips, trips, and falls in 14 situations, plus access to more safety tools in "Archives by Topic"

A clean sweep: Safe work practices for custodians (BCSSA/WorkSafeBC) [PDF]
Illustrated guides on 27 common tasks for custodians

Safety guide: School chemistry laboratory (NIOSH) [PDF]
An extensive guide that includes hygiene, MSDS, purchasing, tracking, labeling, storage, handling, and more

Working safer and easier for janitors, custodians, and housekeepers (Cal/OSHA) [PDF]
Booklet including both fact sheets and posters, with a focus on ergonomics

Education and schools (OIOHS)
Resources for custodial staff and general school safety topics

Healthy school environments (EPA)
Resources to establish, maintain or enhance a school environmental health program

Indoor air quality: Tools for schools program (EPA)
Interactive tools to develop your own indoor air quality program

Safety checklist program for schools (NIOSH)
This safety checklist program can help leaders prevent injury and illness for school employees and students

Video library

DVD (no streaming available)

  • Bloodborne pathogens for school custodians | OCCUPAT-05 (English/Spanish)
    15 minutes | Your school custodian has a hazardous job. That's why she must learn t … Read more