Maintaining a clean manufacturing floor is essential to have a productive and safe job site. The most common injuries are caused by slips, trips, and falls – which are often a result of poor housekeeping. Good housekeeping requires a commitment by every individual on the team to remove objects that obstruct pathways and properly handle materials that may be hazardous.
These Items Include:
- Extension cords
- Hand tools
- Water or spills
- Combustible materials
Good Housekeeping Practices:
- Limit the amount of materials and chemicals on-site to the quantities that you will need.
- Store tools and materials out of the way in storage bins or lockers.
- Keep flammable or hazardous wastes in covered, separate waste containers.
- Place warning signs in wet or muddy areas that could pose a slipping hazard.
- Place protective guards across areas where workers could fall or face an impalement hazard.
- Control muddy areas using gravel, boards, or plywood
Avoid These Poor Practices:
- Do not leave housekeeping responsibilities for the last few minutes of the day.
- Do not clean equipment without first locking out.
- Never pile material around fire extinguishers, sprinklers or emergency exits.
- Never blow off dust with compressed air; use a vacuum or brush.
- Do not collect broken glass or metal scraps in plastic bags.
- Never use bare hands when collecting waste; gloves prevent cuts and splinters.
Maintaining a clean manufacturing floor is one of the best ways to mitigate hazardous risks that could cause preventable accidents.
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