Employers have the primary responsibility for protecting the safety and health of their workers. Employees are responsible for following the safe work practices of their employers.
Follow OSHA standards, including:
- Keep all places of employment clean and orderly and in a sanitary condition [1910.22(a)(1)].
- Keep floors clean and dry [1910.22(a)(2)]. In addition to being a slip hazard, continually wet surfaces promote the growth of mold, fungi, and bacteria that can cause infections.
- Provide warning signs for wet floor areas [1910.145(c)(2)].
Replace drain covers and keep
drains clear of debris
Consider implementing recommended safe work practices, including:
- Identify and correct possible slip hazards.
- Use non-slip mats for surfaces in slippery areas.
- Provide adequate drainage for wet areas.
- Repair any uneven floor surfaces.
- Replace any drain covers that have come loose.
- Keep grates/drains free from debris and blockage.
For more information, see General Hazards - Slips/Trips/Falls