Risk Prevention Measures You Can Take on the Manufacturing Floor

Risk Prevention Measures You Can Take on the Manufacturing Floor

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
  • Hoses
  • Cables
  • Debris
  • Food
  • Water or spills
  • Sawdust
  • 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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