Occupational Safety and Health

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH) created the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to “assure safe and healthful working conditions by setting standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.” Under the OSH Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe work environment.

In this section, you can find information regarding bloodborne pathogens, forklift safety, hazard communication, injury and illness recordkeeping, OSHA Assistance for Cleaning Industry, warehouse safety, and Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).

Bloodborne Pathogens
OSHAs Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard requires that employers in industries with potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens minimize or eliminate the risk of exposure.

Forklift Safety
To prevent injuries and property damage, facilities in the cleaning industry that use forklifts and other powered industrial trucks must comply with the OSHA Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training Standard.

Hazard Communication
The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard regulates the labeling and safety data sheet (SDS) content of chemical products to protect employees from exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Injury & Illness Recordkeeping
The OSHA Workplace Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Standard requires that non-exempt employers with more than 10 employees keep records of work-related injuries and fatalities to increase safety in the workplace.

OSHA Assistance for Cleaning Industry
OSHA standards and guidelines play a key role in eliminating or minimizing workplace hazards. Use this section to navigate resources such as OSHA standards, hazards and solutions, safety and health programs.

Warehouse Safety
Here you can find resources to promote safe and productive warehousing operations.

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System is Canada’s national hazard communication standard. Here you can access updates and resources relating to WHMIS.