Housekeeping Prevents Injuries

Poor housekeeping in the working environment contributes to incidents by creating hazards that can cause injuries. 

A lack of proper housekeeping can cause accidents such as:

  • Tripping over loose objects on floors, stairs, and platforms
  • Being struck by falling objects or slipping on wet, dirty,  or greasy surfaces
  • Contacting poorly stacked items or misplaced materials
  • Cutting, puncturing, or tearing of skin on protruding nails, wire, or other sharp objects

Ways to Maintain Good Housekeeping

Housekeeping should be done regularly, not periodically. A couple of good tips to follow include:

  • Clean-up during shift
  • Proper waste disposal
  • Proper storage
  • Housekeeping checklist