Housekeeping Safety


Housekeeping refers to maintaining materials, work areas, and walking areas in a clean, orderly, sanitary, and dry condition. Bad housekeeping is dangerous at any time. It leads to increased risks, production delays, property damage, and higher costs.

Housekeeping Hints

  • Keep floors clean and clear of waste
  • Keep workplaces lighted
  • Keep hoses, power cords, and welding leads out of heavily traveled walkways or areas
  • Keep materials away from openings, roof edges, excavations, or trenches
  • Don’t allow materials to build up
  • Don’t block emergency exits, fire equipment, or first aid stations
  • Don’t store chemicals and gases near heat sources or electrical equipment