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| Safety and Health among Hotel Cleaners (Pub. No. 2012-151) (Spanish) Seguridad y salud de los aseadores de hoteles
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: DVD / Online Video 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 Cleaning Chemicals |Protecting Workers Who Use Cleaning Chemicals (Pub. No. 2012-126) (Spanish) Hoja informactiva de la OSHA el NIOSH: Protección de los trabajadores que utilizan productos químicos de limpieza
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 |Español
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 |Effects of Skin Contact with Chemicals: Gudiance for Occupational Health Professionals and Employers (Pub. No. 2011-200) (Spanish) : Efectos de las sustancias químicas al contacto con la piel, Guía de salud ocupacional para profesionales de la salud y empleadores
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 |Effects of Skin Contact with Chemicals: What a Worker Should Know (Pub. No. 2011-199) (Spanish) : Efectos de las sustancias químicas al contacto con la piel, Lo que deben saber los trabajadores
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.
Safety cards, international chemical
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.
Available for download [PDF - 1.4 MB]
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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