Housekeeping seems minor but leads to many accidents and injuries.
It is far easier to work safely in a clean, organized jobsite.
- Keep work areas clear of debris that creates a tripping hazard.
- Walkways to the work area must be clear. At least a 3-foot wide path.
- Pay special attention to stairways, doorways, entrances and ladder access areas.
- Keep them clear of debris and trip hazards. No material or tools stored on stairs and landings.
- Route electrical cords to the side of walking paths and keep them out of doorways to avoid damage to the cord and trip hazards.
- Nails in scrap lumber must be bent over or removed.
- Floors, platforms, stairs, and landings must be free of ice, or other slippery conditions.
- Stack materials safely. No higher than 2 pallets high and keep it level.
- Have an adequate number of trash cans, and regularly dispose of the trash.
Special points of interest:
- Keep cords out of walkways.Pay special attention to trip hazards around ladders and stairs.
- Watch for slippery conditions and fix them before somebody gets hurt.