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>Health and Safety Guide for Custodial   Workers

Table of Contents

Section I

Basic Rules of Safety

  1. The Law Says
  2. Safety Tips for New Employees
  3. Safety Tips for Supervisors

 

Section II

Accident and Injury Prevention

  1. Clearly Defined Responsibilities
  2. Workplace Inspections
  3. Accident and Incident Investigations
  4. First Aid

 

Section III

Occupational Health and Safety Hazards in Custodial Work

  1. Safety Hazards
  2. Health Hazards
  3. Ergonomic Hazards

 

Section IV

Health Recognition and Control

  1. Recognizing and Evaluating
  2. Workplace Hazards
  3. Reporting Workplace Hazards
  4. Controlling Workplace Hazards

 

Section V

Work Environment

  1. Indoor Air Quality
  2. Noise
  3. Lighting
  4. Work in Hot Environments
  5. Work in Cold Environments
  6. Ultraviolet Rays
  7. Electromatnetic Radiation

 

Section VI

Safe Work Practices

  1. Cleaning
  2. Mould Prevention
  3. Asbestos Management
  4. Painting
  5. Chemical Safety
  6. Electrical Safety
  7. Machine Guarding
  8. Lockout/Tagout
  9. Lifting and Moving
  10. Ladder Safety
  11. Grounds Maintenance
  12. Housekeeping: Preventing Falls from Slips and Trips
  13. Waste management

 

Section VII

Working Alone and Violence

  1. High Risk Situations Related to Working Alone
  2. The Risk of Workplace Violence

 

Section VIII

Emergency Preparedness

  1. Fire Safety
  2. Spills Response

 

Section IX

Personal Protective Equipment

  1. Determining the Need for Personal Protective Equipment
  2. General Guidelines
  3. Eye Protection
  4. Foot Protection
  5. Hand Protection
  6. Head Protection
  7. Hearing Protection
  8. Respirators
  9. Fall Protection

 

Section X

Health and Safety Legislation

  1. Canada
  2. USA
  3. Regulations and Standards Applicable to Building Management

 

Section XI

Information Sources

  1. Canadian Government Departments with Responsibility for Health and Safety
  2. US Federal Health and Safety Agencies

 

Section XII

Information Sources

  1. Canadian Government Departments with Responsibility for Health and Safety
  2. US Federal Health and Safety Agencies

 

Appendices

  1. Sample Accident Report Form
  2. Sample Accident Report Form