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Workplace Housekeeping - Tip 4

Avoid Tracking Materials

Avoid Tracking Materials

Work-area mats – which can be cloth or sticky-topped – should be kept clean and maintained. This helps prevent the spread of hazardous materials to other work areas or home. Check all mats to ensure they are not tripping hazards.

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Workplace Housekeeping - Tip 3

Dust Control

Control Dust

Dust accumulation of more than 1/32 of an inch – or 0.8 millimeters – covering at least 5 percent of a room’s surface poses a significant explosion hazard, according to the Quincy, MA-based National Fire Protection Association. This dust accumulation is about as thick as a dime or paper clip.

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Workplace Housekeeping - Tip 2

Fire Safety

Eliminate fire hazards

Employees are responsible for keeping unnecessary combustible materials from accumulating in the work area. Combustible waste should be “stored in covered metal receptacles and disposed of daily,” according to OSHA’s Hazardous Materials Standard (1910.106).

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Workplace Housekeeping - Tip 1

Slips Trips Falls

Prevent slips, trips and falls.

In today’s world, housekeeping doesn’t just apply to your home, it also applies to the modern-day workplace. Whether it’s cleaning or organizing, a well kept workplace will help maintain a productive, efficient and safe work environment for you and your employees.

Sarah Trotto from Safety and Health Magazine has several ideas for housekeeping in today’s workplace.

Slips, trips and falls were the second leading cause of nonfatal occupational injuries or illnesses involving days away from work in 2013, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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