Janitors and Custodians

Occupational Hazards

Date Added Resource Source
Aug 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.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Jan 2011

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work: Managing psychosocial risks with cleaning workers


Psychosocial risk factors for professional cleaning workers are many and varied. Psychosocial risks include any psychological and social factors that can affect people’s health and well-being, such as stress, violence and bullying.

(European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)
Dec 2009

Health and Safety in the Cleaning Industry


The cleaning industry employs very large numbers of people in all sectors of the economy, from offices to factories, schools to hospitals, shops to aircraft. This website provides occupational health and safety advice for those people working in the cleaning industry.

Apr 2009

OSHA Assistance for the Cleaning Industry


Cleaning industry workers perform tasks year-round that expose them to safety hazards including slips, trips and falls, contact with toxic chemicals and ergonomic issues. Visit OSHA's Safety and Health Topics page on the Cleaning Industry to learn preventive measures for these hazards and others, and for information on improving workplace safety and health.

Dec 2006

A Clean Sweep: Safe Work Practices for Custodians (PDF)


The purpose of this guide, developed by British Columbia School Safety Association and WorkSafeBC, is to show ways of making custodial work safer and easier so that the risks of sprain and strain injuries are reduced

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Jun 2005

Working Safer and Easier for Janitors, Custodians, and Housekeepers (PDF)


This series of fact sheets been designed to be used schools and universities, office buildings, apartments, rental properties, and other housekeeping services.