Prevent Workplace Injuries with Proper Housekeeping
Proper housekeeping safety is not confined to the walls of your home.
It is not something we do once a week, or only when the mess becomes an extreme inconvenience to work flow.
It is not, however, the responsibility of a single person.
Workplace housekeeping is an ongoing activity in which every member of the job force does their part to ensure a clean, clutter free work environment.
Follow these simple tips to achieve proper housekeeping in your workplace.
- Never leave trash, garbage, or debris haphazardly around your work area. If garbage, trash, and debris must accumulate, designate a predetermined disposal area and dispose of all trash, garbage, and hazards in the designated disposal area.
- Clean up any spills or leaks immediately to eliminate any hazard of slip, or fall injuries.
- Keep cords or trip hazards out of aisles or walkways.
- Dispose of any unusable parts or material that may accumulate in you work area.
- Remove boxes and other hazards from aisles, walkways, or stairways. Never lock of block exits.
- Watch out for accumulation of fire hazards such as greasy rags, chemicals, and electrical hazards.
- Store and dispose of flammables or hazardous chemicals properly.
- Never leave hazards exposed. If necessary provide barriers, signs, and warnings.
- Ensure that all machine and equipment guards are in place and secure.
- Keep tool boxes and tool cribs neat, clean, and orderly.
- Keep storage areas clean and organized.
- Never leave sharp tools unattended or sharp edges exposed.
- Immediately clean up any glass, nails, or other laceration/puncture hazards.
- Guard floor holes must by a cover, grating, guardrail, or equivalent on all sides except at the entrance to stairways or ladders.
- Install toe boards around the edges of a permanent floor opening.
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