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Hazards and Solutions

The following references may be used to assist cleaning industry employers and employees in recognizing potential hazards in the workplace and provide examples of possible solutions. Selected OSHA Spanish-language publications are referenced below. For a complete list of OSHA's Spanish-language resources, please see Spanish-Language Compliance Assistance Resources.

Bloodborne Pathogens
Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances

Carbon Monoxide


Other Hazardous/Toxic Substances

Cleaning Chemicals
Confined Spaces
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

Falls from Elevation

Slips, Trips and Falls

  • Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace. ISSA Safety & Health Portal.
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
  • Personal Protective Equipment. ISSA Safety & Health Portal.
  • Eye Safety. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Safety & Health Topics, (May 27, 2009).
  • Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)
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