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Janitorial/Housekeeping

Maintenance safety is focused primarily on workers in the housekeeping, custodial, and janitorial fields.

Housekeeping: Working safer and easier for janitors, custodians, and housekeepers (California OSHA)  [PDF]
A booklet with tips for managers, fact sheets on 18 topics, and safety posters

Workplace housekeeping inspections (Canadian Centre for Occ. Health & Safety)
Simple checklists for seven housekeeping topics

Housekeepers: practices to improve health and safety using ergonomics (OSHA) [PDF]
This two-page illustrated guide provides tips for safely performing duties, including moving carts, making beds, and cleaning bathrooms.

Hazardous and toxic substances (OSHA)
Topic page

Fact sheet | Protecting workers who use cleaning chemicals (OSHA/NIOSH) [PDF]
Practices to help keep workers safe when working with cleaning chemicals, including green cleaning products

Janitorial safety training program (California Dept. of Industrial Relations)
Download training materials designed for small business owners and managers with janitorial employees who work alone or in small teams. Available in English and español.

A clean sweep: safe work practices for custodians
(Work Safe BC)
Download a colorful, waterproof brochure highlighting practical ergonomic tips and solutions to a variety of risky tasks.



Video library

DVD (no streaming available)

  • Hospitality training - housekeeping safety: universal language | HOTEL-1
    22 minutes | Housekeeping personnel face unique safety challenges. This video instr … Read more