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Housekeeping practices play an important role in worker safety. Organized and clean work spaces can help reduce injuries and improve productivity. Here are some ways to improve housekeeping at work:
- All workers should do their part to keep the workplace clean and free of hazards.
- Identify and address potential causes of slips, trips, and falls, such as spills or clutter.
- Provide safeguards to protect workers from objects that may fall from overhead equipment, workers, shelves, and more.
- Remove accumulated dust for improved air quality and reduced fire/explosion hazard.
- Keep walkways, stairs, exits and work spaces tidy. Remove trash promptly. Maneuvering around unnecessary items can contribute to injuries.
- Ensure materials and tools are stored properly so that they are readily available when needed, but don’t hinder work performance.
- Review the workplace for fire hazards and correct any hazards found.
- Make a housekeeping plan which includes roles and responsibilities.
Good housekeeping is an essential part of a safe and healthy work environment. In order to be successful at keeping a clean and tidy workplace, everyone must pitch in and contribute to the effort.
Date Posted: 05-01-2016
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