Custodian Safety Training

Custodial work may seem very simple, but it’s a demanding job that requires exposure to health and safety hazards on a daily basis. Custodians have to be prepared to deal with all sorts of messes and problems, and so they must be prepared for anything. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for most Custodians.

OSHA Required Training

Bloodborne Pathogens
OSHA Regulation: 1910.1030(g)(2)

When OSHA Requires Bloodborne Pathogens Training:

Required for employees that may be occupationally exposed to blood or potentially infectious materials. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Bloodborne Pathogens Training Resources (free):

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness Powerpoint

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Bloodborne Pathogens Training Videos (paid):

  • Bloodborne Pathogens in Industrial Facilities by Atlantic Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens in Healthcare Facilities by Atlantic Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens in First Response Environments by Atlantic Training

Asbestos
OSHA Regulation: 1910.1001(j)(7)

When OSHA Requires Asbestos Training:

Employees that are exposed to airborne concentrations of asbestos at or above the PEL limit shall be trained. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Asbestos Training Resources (free):

  • Asbestos Awareness Powerpoint

  • Asbestos Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance


  • asbestos Handout

Asbestos Training Videos (paid):


  • Asbestos Training by Atlantic Training


  • Asbestos Awareness Safety by Atlantic Training


  • Asbestos Cement Pipe Safety by Atlantic Training

HazCom / GHS
OSHA Regulation: 1910.1200(h)

When OSHA Requires HazCom / GHS Training:

Employees that may be exposed to hazardous substances as part of their job. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change.

Downloadable HazCom / GHS Training Resources (free):

  • HazCom / GHS Powerpoint


  • HazCom / GHS Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

HazCom / GHS Training Videos (paid):


  • HazCom (GHS) in Industrial Facilities by Atlantic Training


  • GHS Safety Data Sheets Training Video by Atlantic Training


  • HazCom (GHS) in Healthcare Facilities by Atlantic Training

Fire Extinguisher
OSHA Regulation: 1910.157(g)

When OSHA Requires Fire Extinguisher Training:

When fire extinguishers exist in the workplace, the employer should train employees on their usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Fire Extinguisher Training Resources (free):


  • Fire Extinguisher Training Powerpoint


  • Fire Extinguisher Poster


  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance


  • Handout

Fire Extinguisher Training Videos (paid):


  • Using Fire Extinguishers Safely by Atlantic Training


  • Portable Fire Extinguishers Protecting People And Property by Coastal Training


  • Fire Extinguisher Safety by Atlantic Training

Emergency Evacuation
OSHA Regulation: 1910.38(e)

When OSHA Requires Emergency Evacuation Training:

If fire extinguishers are provided in your workplace and/or anyone will be evacuating during a fire or other emergency. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change.

Downloadable Emergency Evacuation Training Resources (free):

  • Emergency Evacuation Powerpoint

  • Emergency Evacuation Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Emergency Evacuation Training Videos (paid):

  • Evacuation Procedures by Atlantic Training

  • Emergency Evacuation by Digital 2000

  • Emergency Planning by Atlantic Training

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment
OSHA Regulation: 1910.132(f)

When OSHA Requires Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training:

When an employee is required to wear PPE, they must be trained on its usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining required when the type of PPE changes, employee demonstrates inability to use PPE properly, or when the workplace changes in a way that renders previous training obsolete.

Downloadable Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Resources (free):

  • Personal Protective Equipment Powerpoint


  • Personal Protective Equipment Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance


  • Handout

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Videos (paid):

  • ppe

    Personal Protective Equipment by Atlantic Training

  • ppe construction

    Personal Protective Equipment in Construction by Atlantic Training


  • Personal Protective Equipment Refresher by Atlantic Training

Industry Best-Practice Training
(Not required by OSHA)

Safety Housekeeping

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Safety Housekeeping Training Resources (free):


  • Workplace Housekeeping Powerpoint


  • Housekeeping Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Safety Housekeeping Training Videos (paid):


  • Safety Housekeeping & Accident Prevention by Atlantic Training


  • Laundry Room Safety by Atlantic Training


  • Housekeeping Safety by Atlantic Training

Back Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Back Safety Training Resources (free):


  • Back Safety Powerpoint

  • Back Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance


  • Handout

Back Safety Training Videos (paid):


  • Back Safety by Atlantic Training

  • back safety

    Back Safety Lift Well, Live Well by Coastal / DuPont


  • Back Safety in Office Environments by Atlantic Training

Ergonomics

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Ergonomics Training Resources (free):

  • Ergonomics Powerpoint


  • Ergonomics Poster


  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance


  • Handout

Ergonomics Training Videos (paid):


  • Industrial Ergonomics by Atlantic Training


  • Office Ergonomics by Atlantic Training


  • Laboratory Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

Slips, Trips and Falls

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Slips, Trips and Falls Training Resources (free):

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Powerpoint


  • Slips, Trips and Falls Poster


  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance


  • Handout

Slips, Trips and Falls Training Videos (paid):


  • Slips, Trips & Falls by Atlantic Training


  • Slips Trips and Falls in Construction by Atlantic Training


  • Slips, Trips and Falls Taking The Right Steps by Coastal Training