Incorporate these expert tips for making cleanliness an important part of your workplace culture.
Slips, trips and falls are second only to musculoskeletal stress as a cause of workplace injuries.
– Keep aisles and doorways free of obstructions.
– Clean up spills and leaks as soon as they occur.
– Immediately repair or replace worn-out or damaged flooring.
– Use strategically placed floor mats to provide traction and prevent employees from tracking materials across the warehouse.
A layer of dust no thicker than a dime presents a serious explosion risk. Use vacuums and compressed air to keep all surfaces, materials and equipment dust-free.
Clutter forces employees to restrict their movements, which can lead to sprains, cuts and other injuries. Make it a habit to return items to their proper place after use and keep extraneous items out of the workplace.
Use Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, closed-toed shoes and face masks should be used appropriately, with no exceptions. Have supervisors conduct regular checks to make sure all PPE is in good working condition.
Create and Maintain Written Housekeeping Policies
Create a manual thoroughly detailing housekeeping policies and keep it updated. All employees should be trained on proper procedures and have convenient access to the manual.
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