Workplace Safety & Compliance for House Cleaners

Workplace Safety & Compliance will keep you in line with OSHA and the Department of Labor. Here’s what you need to know if you are working solo. And learn what’s different when you have a team working for you. 

  1. OSHA – What You Need to Know
  2. Personal Protective Equipment
  3. Bloodborne Pathogens and Other Potentially Infectious Material
  4. Cleaning Chemicals
  5. Chemical Hazards & Toxic Substances
  6. Chemical Reactivity Hazards
  7. Confined Spaces
  8. Ergonomics
  9. Hazard Communication
  10. Household Products Database & SDS
  11. Workplace Safety


Workplace Safety & Compliance will keep you in line with OSHA and the Department of Labor. Here’s what you need to know if you are working solo. And learn what’s different when you have a team working for you. 

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OSHA & Workplace Safety

What is the difference between being OSHA Certified and being OSHA Compliant? Which applies to your type of business? What are the laws? What is mandatory? Are you looking at penalties if you don’t comply?

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Personal Protective Equipment

OSHA requires that many categories of personal protective equipment meet or be equivalent to standards developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). If PPE is to be used, A PPE program should be implemented. Here’s what you need to know.

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Bloodborne Pathogens

What are bloodborne pathogens? House cleaners may have occupational exposure. In the course of your normal housekeeping duties, it’s possible you’ll encounter blood spills and other potentially infectious material (OPIM). You will need to know how to handle regulated wastes to keep yourself safe from contamination. 

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Cleaning Chemicals & Workplace Safety

It’s your job to know the hazards of cleaning chemicals before using them. It’s your responsibility to know how to use and store cleaning chemicals safely. Know when you can dilute cleaning chemicals you are using. And what to do if there is a spill or other emergency. 

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Chemical Hazards & Toxic Substances

Chemical hazards and toxic substances pose a wide range of health hazards such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity. And physical hazards such as flammability, corrosion, and reactivity. These are things you need to know and pass along to your employees. 

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Chemical Reactivity Hazards

Chemicals have the ability to react when exposed to other chemicals or certain physical conditions. There is a wide variation to those reactions. When chemical reactions are not properly managed, they can have harmful, or even catastrophic consequences, such as toxic fumes, fires, and explosions. These reactions can result in injury and death. This info will keep you from dying on the job. 🙂

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Workplace Safety & Confined Spaces

As house cleaners, housekeepers and janitors, we are subjected to all sorts of chemicals. Working in confined spaces without proper ventilation can trigger allergies, rashes and other forms of sudden illness. here’s what you need to know to keep yourself safe. 

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 Workplace Safety & Ergonomics

House cleaners come in all shapes and sizes and have different skill sets. In order to get the maximum productivity from each person on your team, it’s important to know how to fit each person to the proper equipment and proper job. Getting it right means less muscle fatigue, wasted time and on the job injury.

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Hazard Communication

In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, there’s a standard series of warning labels. Learn where to find the warning labels required by chemical manufacturers and how to read them. All employers must have labels and safety data sheets available to their workers and train them to handle the chemicals properly. 

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Safety Data Sheets

 Here is where you will find the product information for all of the cleaning chemicals you will use. Learn how to read the manufacturer’s information, ingredients, and health effects. There is also warning information included about toxicity and where to get help if poisoned.

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Workplace Safety 

Workplace safety is all about you knowing how to prevent accidents, slips, trips, and avoidable mishaps. If you get hurt while cleaning houses, and you can’t go to work – your income stops. Learn to work smart and safe for the longevity of your business.

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