Everything in Its Place! 5-S Sort Set in Order Shine Standardize Sustain March 2012
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. A place for Everything and Everything in Its Place! Everything in Its Place!
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
Injuries from Slips, Trips, and Falls Strains/Sprains Torn ligaments Broken bones Back or spine injury Death
The 5-S System One system that has been used by many industries to improve their Housekeeping and Efficiency is the 5-S system. Sort (Seiri) Remove unneededitems. Set in Order (Seiton) Arrange Shine (Seiso) Clean Standardize (Seiketsu) Method Sustain (Shitsuke) Maintain
Sort (Seiri) Remove unneededitems. The 5-S System Sort (Seiri): Remove all items from the workplace that are not needed for current production. If it has been sitting and not used for a year it probably needs to be put in storage.
Set in Order (Seiton) Arrange The 5-S System Set in order (Seiton): Arrange needed items so that they are easy to find and put away. Some factories and shops go as far as painting a spot for the trash can. May seem silly, but if the trash can is in the right place no one trips over it. Items used often are placed closer to the employee. Whether it is a stapler or hammer, keep the tools you use often within easy reach.
Shine (Seiso) Clean The 5-S System Shine (Seiso): Make sure everything is clean, functioning and ready to go. Nothing is more frustrating and time consuming than working with a piece of equipment that is not properly maintained.
Standardize (Seiketsu) Method The 5-S System Standardize (Seiketsu): This is the method you use to maintain the first three S’s. Just like your silverware at home is always in the same drawer; decide a place to store routinely used items and keep them there. This saves time when looking for the tape measure or scissors.
Sustain (Shitsuke) Maintain The 5-S System Sustain (Shitsuke): Make a habit of properly maintaining correct procedures. The hardest step for most people, now that everything is organized, is maintaining it every day. Put things back when you are done. If you can’t do that at least put things back in place before you leave each day.
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 the floor Covering/taping down cables across walkways Keeping work areas well lit Putting away tools
Company Name Workplace Housekeeping • Ask yourself: • Do you keep your work area clean? • Is your work area safe for others to enter? • Do you regularly dispose of trash or debris? • Do you put tools and equipment away when you are done? • Do you put those tools and equipment away correctly? Free PowerPoint Safety Training provided by All About OSHA – www.allaboutosha.com
Company Name Workplace Housekeeping • Keep your work area clean: • Keep aisles and passageways clear. • Never store anything in or around doorways or stairways. • Always close drawers and cabinet doors when not in use. • Never run loose cords or hoses across walkways. • Follow company procedures on trash disposal. Free PowerPoint Safety Training provided by All About OSHA – www.allaboutosha.com
Company Name Workplace Housekeeping • Take care of your tools: • Never disable or remove tool guards. • Always put your tools away when not in use. • Never store tools in a way that can cause damage while stored. • Use your tools only as they are intended to be used. • Follow company rules on tool storage and maintenance. Free PowerPoint Safety Training provided by All About OSHA – www.allaboutosha.com
Company Name Workplace Housekeeping • Hazards and Routine Tasks: • Never forget about hazards or become inattentive. • Never work around hazards – fix them or report them. • Never work around hazards just to get the job done quicker. Free PowerPoint Safety Training provided by All About OSHA – www.allaboutosha.com
Fire Prevention/Housekeeping 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. Clearly mark all containers to identify contents.
Housekeeping 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.
Housekeeping Procedures (cont’d) 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.
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
Housekeeping Checklist Are protruding nails from 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?
Safe Housekeeping Tips Ensure appropriate safe, clear access. Organize storage of materials. Collect and dispose of rubbish & unused items. Keep maintenance and repair records. Secure the shed or chemicals/equipment . Display safety signage/information (i.e.: SOPS). Regularly inspect your work areas.
Things to Remember Many 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!
Apply Now! Think of one thing you can do in your workplace to improve Housekeeping. And DO it! Today! Decide where to put it(____) and put it there! Everything in its place!
Contact Information C. G. Lawrence, III, MS, CSP, REM, ARM-P Chief Loss Control & Safety Officer (404) 657-4457 Charles.Lawrence@doas.ga.gov Ted Low, Jr., CSP, ARM-P Chief Loss Control & Safety Officer (404) 463-6309 Ted.Low@doas.ga.gov Questions?