Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation

The Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program (WOSHTEP)

Small Business Janitorial Health and Safety Materials

The Janitorial Safety Training Program is now available for small business owners and managers who need to train janitorial employees working alone or in small teams to clean buildings. The training materials include a training guide and focus on health and safety in the janitorial industry. The following topics are covered: Safety Orientation; Chemical Hazards; Electrical Hazards; Ergonomic Hazards; Injuries on the Job; Planning for Emergencies; Robberies and Assaults; and Slips and Falls.

The Janitorial Safety Training Program can help small business owners and managers:

  • Prevent job injuries and illnesses;
  • Lower workers' compensation costs;
  • Reduce the number of days away form work and lost productivity; and
  • Meet training requirements under California's occupational health and safety laws.

Materials are available to read or download in English and Spanish.

Janitorial Safety Guide Janitorial Safety Guide in Spanish

Click below to download the English Janitorial Safety Training Materials:

Click below to download the Spanish Janitorial Safety Training Materials:

If you would like to request a copy of the materials, please send your request to

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April 2012