NIOSH posts web page on cleaning, custodial services
Workers at risk for ergo injuries, infectious diseases
With more than two million workers in the U.S. employed in the cleaning and custodial services, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NOSH) has posted a new topic page that provides informational resources for protecting workers from the hazards commonly found in this occupation.
According to NIOSH, these hazards may result in musculoskeletal disorders, psychosocial stress, infectious diseases, dermatologic diseases, allergies and respiratory diseases.
The safety and health topic page lists links to blogs, publications, and other topic pages with recommendations for reducing exposure to those hazards. The topic page also lists resources from academia, other government agencies, industry, and private organizations.
Click here to visit the page.