PA Workers Comp Safety: Custodians and Maintenance Workers


Nearly every workplace in Pennsylvania has a custodian on staff. In fact, the Harrisburg–Carlisle area is home to over 11,500 maintenance workers. Maintenance workers often wear many hats, some of which may include construction, cleaning, landscaping, and mechanic work. These are all heavily physical jobs, which means custodians and maintenance workers often receive injuries while on the job.


Some of the most common injuries associated with maintenance work include :


Shoulder Injuries

Repetitive Strain Injuries

Knee Injuries

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Neck Injuries

Head Injuries

Hearing Loss


To avoid injuries such as these, it's important to follow proper safety procedures. All lifting should be done using proper ergonomics, all proper safety equipment should be worn (for example, hard hats, goggles, and ear plugs) when necessary, and workers should take their jobs seriously. They should arrive to work well-rested and should not horse around on the job.


If you are a custodian or maintenance worker who has been injured on the job and you live in the Harrisburg, York, or Lancaster area, contact PAWorkersCompHelpNow by sending us a message or calling (717) 234-2402. Do not miss out on the benefits you are entitled to.


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