good housekeeping at work

Housekeeping 101

Don’t underestimate the importance of a neat and tidy workplace. Housekeeping issues can lead to all kinds of hazards that can cause injury. Housekeeping is not just cleanliness, it includes keeping work areas neat and orderly, floors free of slip and trip hazards, and removing waste materials and other fire hazards from work areas. It also requires paying attention to important details such as the layout of the whole workplace, identifying safe walking routes, the adequacy of storage facilities and maintenance. Effective housekeeping is an ongoing process. Please refrain from “panic” clean-ups, which are costly and ineffective when it comes to reducing incidents. Please remember that good housekeeping is the responsibility of everyone, regardless of title or role at work.