Toolbox Talk: Housekeeping

The Small Things Can Cause Injury Too! 

It is sometimes very easy to overlook the little things in your work area, and not see them as something that could present real harm to you and your co-workers. However, keep in mind that sometimes it’s the little things that can cause the greatest injuries. For example, what if you noticed a small piece of debris, like an empty energy drink can, laying on the stairs. You think to yourself, “It’s small, so it can’t hurt anyone, right?” What happens if your co-worker travels down those stairs while carrying materials, doesn’t notice the can and slips on it? They could fall and become severely injured. Please remember that regardless of the size of any hazard in your work area, you should always take the time to remove it to prevent injury to others.