CLEANING AND CUSTODIAL SERVICES
NIOSH has the following publications available in English and Spanish that describe hazard identification and prevention for workers in the cleaning professions:
Safety and Health among Hotel Cleaners
This document describes hazards for hotel cleaners and explains how groups such as unions, worker organizations, government agencies, and hotel/motel associations can build partnerships to implement the Service Sector goals of the National Occupational Research Agenda.
Working with Stress is a video that describes workplace factors that can create or exacerbate worker stress, and suggests practical measures for reducing job-related stress through changes in work organization.
Stress at Work highlights knowledge about the causes of stress at work and outlines steps that can be taken to prevent job stress. It is available in Spanish and German.
Protecting Workers Who Use Chemical Cleaners
This document provides information to employers about practices to help keep workers safe when working with cleaning chemicals, including green cleaning products.
Protect Yourself: Cleaning Chemicals and your Health
This poster was the result of a collaboration with OSHA and contains guidelines for workers to protect their health while working with cleaning chemicals.
Effects of Skin Contact with Chemicals: Guidance for Occupational Health Professionals and Employers
This document explains how health professionals and employers can identify and manage the risk of chemical exposures to the skin and prevent injury and illness associated with dermal exposure risks.
Effects of Skin Contact with Chemicals: What a Worker Should Know
Cleaners and other service workers are among the 13 million Americans who have jobs that result in exposure of the skin to chemicals. This document helps employees identify hazards and reduce the risks and health effects of chemical exposure.
International Chemical Safety Cards
The Chemical Safety Cards, available in several languages, offer safety and first aid information about hundreds of chemicals in various languages.
CDC has information about cleaning health care facilities.
Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities
These recommendations were developed by CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). Sections are included on cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces and patient care areas, and cleaning spills of blood and other body fluids.
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