PPE and Reusable Cleaning Products for Housekeeping
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.
Here is an Example
Joseph, a carpenter, was doing framing for a custom-sized space on the second story of a house. There were a lot of wood pieces, scraps, and saw dust that accumulated over the day around the saw horses, power tools, cords, and materials piles. When leaving for the day he tripped over some of the items on the ﬂoor and fell down the stairwell, injuring his neck.
1. Think about what could have been done to prevent this incident.
2. Does your work site have excessive quantities of lumber, debris, or ﬂammable materials lying around?
3. How regularly are materials organized and placed where they belong?
- Before doing any housekeeping chores ensure you are wearing the correct personal protective equipment or clothing for the job, like a dust mask, gloves, coveralls, etc.
- Sweep floors clean and clear of waste. Sweep workplaces lighted.
- Sweep hoses, power cords, and welding leads out of heavily-travelled walkways or areas.
- Sweep 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.
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