- Safety and Health Topics
- Cleaning Industry
Cleaning Industry hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to the cleaning industry.
Frequently Cited Standards
OSHA maintains a listing of the most frequently cited standards for specified 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Please refer to OSHA’s Frequently Cited OSHA Standards page for additional information. For Janitorial Services, use NAICS code 561720 in the NAICS search box.
Other Highlighted Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
|Subpart F – Powered Platforms, Manlifts, and Vehicle-mounted Work Platforms||1910.66, Powered platforms for building maintenance|
|Subpart G – Occupational Health and Environment Control||1910.94, Ventilation|
|1910.95, Occupational noise exposure|
|Subpart H – Hazardous Materials||1910.106, Flammable liquids|
|1910.119, Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals|
|1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response|
|Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment||1910.133, Eye and face protection|
|1910.135, Head protection|
|1910.136, Foot protection|
|1910.137, Electrical protective devices|
|1910.138, Hand protection|
|Subpart N – Materials Handling and Storage||1910.178, Powered industrial trucks|
|Subpart S – Electrical|
|Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances||1910.1000, Air contaminants|
There are 28 OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.
National Consensus Standards
Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.
- 1101, Cleaning Industry Management Standard
- E1971-05, Standard Guide for Stewardship for the Cleaning of Commercial and Institutional Buildings