Good Housekeeping

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1. Good Housekeeping

2. Introduction Good Housekeeping is the foundation for accident prevention A neat, clean and orderly workplace is a safe workplace The benefits of keeping a tidy workplace far exceed the small additional effort required

3. Benefits of Good Housekeeping Safe, healthy workplace Little or no accidents or fire hazards Less accidents ? Lower EMR/ RIR ? Lower insurance costs ? Money savings!

4. More Benefits Efficient working conditions ? Increased productivity Increased Worker Pride ? Increased Productivity & Increased Quality Increased Productivity ? Saving Time Saving time = Saving money & On Time Delivery

5. Results of Poor Housekeeping Throughout the nation, over 1 million people suffer from injuries caused by slips, trips, and falls each year 15% of time-loss injuries are a result of falls 60% of these falls are from slips and trips Causes of slips: Wet or oily surfaces Spills Loose rugs or mats Causes of Trips: Poor lighting Clutter in the way Obstructed view Wrinkled carpeting

6. Injuries from Slips, Trips, and Falls Stains/ Sprains Torn ligaments Broken bones Back or spine injury Death

7. Accident Prevention Slips, trips, and falls are the number one preventable accident in the workplace Good Housekeeping is the basis for preventing slips, trips, and falls: Cleaning up spills immediately Marking wet areas Mopping or sweeping debris from floor Removing obstacles from walkways and keeping them free of clutter Securing mats and rugs to floor to lay flat on floor Covering/ taping down cables across walkways Keeping work areas well lit Put away tools

8. Fire Prevention Store flammable and combustible liquid in approved flammable liquid containers Keep reactive chemicals separated Keep combustibles away from electrical equipment and machinery Clearly mark exits in case of emergency

9. OSHA 1926.25 During the course of construction, alteration, or repairs, form and scrap lumber with protruding nails and all other debris, shall be kept cleared from work areas, passageways, and stairs, in and around buildings or other structures. Combustible scrap and debris shall be removed at regular intervals during the course of construction. Safe means shall be provided to facilitate such removal. Containers shall be provided for the collection and separation of waste, trash, oily and used rags and other refuse. Containers used for garbage and other oil\y, flammable or hazardous wastes, such as caustics, acids, harmful dusts, etc. shall be disposed of at frequent intervals.

10. Safety Procedures Noncombustible scrap metal and debris shall be removed from work areas, passageways, stairs and from around buildings Combustible materials must be removed at regular intervals without hazard to those removing hazardous material Protruding nails shall be removed from lumber before stacking Waste shall be collected in containers before disposal. Separate containers with lids shall be used for hazardous waste.

11. Safety Procedures cont. . . Store tools and materials neatly and out of the way in storage bins or lockers. Ensure that materials stored at overhead levels are secured. Never throw waste or materials from a building or structure. Where falling debris can potentially occur, guard the area and use signage requiring workers to wear hard hats Control muddy areas by placing fill to decrease the risk of slipping accidents

12. Example Plan for Good Housekeeping Set aside time for housekeeping on a daily basis Evaluate your workspace and remove potential hazards before starting work Clean up as you go Inspect and clean PPE before each use Use the right equipment for housekeeping tasks Brooms, vacuums, mops, cleaning compounds Eye protection, gloves, proper shoes, dust masks

13. Housekeeping Checklist Yes No Are protruding nails, form, scrap lumber, and other debris kept clear from work areas, passageways, and stairs, in and around buildings or other structures? Are combustible scrap and debris being removed at regular intervals during the course of construction? Are containers being provided for the collection and separation of waste and trash? Do the containers for the hazardous wastes (oily rags and flammables) have lids?

14. Things to Remember Slips, trips, and falls can be easily prevented with good housekeeping A neat and clean workplace is a safe workplace Be aware of potential housekeeping hazards by cleaning as you go Identify and eliminate hazards before you start work Good Housekeeping Benefits Everyone!

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