Program by Deaf Litercy Initiative
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Document Use

Light duty cleaners

  • Hospital cleaners read lists of patients who have been released and their room numbers to know what rooms to clean first.

Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents

  • They use the yellow pages and contact lists for suppliers, contractors and tenants.


  • read Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) labels on products to understand the safety rules
  • complete time sheets
  • use forms to record when tasks are done

Light duty cleaners

  • Room attendants read maid worksheet tables to know which rooms are empty and ready to be cleaned.

Specialized cleaners

  • Septic tank cleaners use scale drawings to determine where the septic tanks are.


  • refer to manuals to know how to use for specialized sweeping equipment