Hazard Recognition – Housekeeping Safety

Hazard Recognition – Housekeeping


Clutter blocking fire exits, aisles and emergency exits is a housekeeping problem.

Workers shouldn’t wait for housekeeping or other crews to take care of these issues. Instead, they should clean as they go. “Just because it’s a dirty process doesn’t mean you shouldn’t clean up spills.”

If the clutter or spill requires specialized training to clean up, then employees need to alert their supervisor, who can send in the appropriate staff. Additionally, it is recommended setting aside a few minutes at the end of each shift, or on a Friday afternoon, to clean up before leaving for the day.