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OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Labor

Process: Housekeeping Safety

 

PICKING UP EACH DAY KEEPS THE DOC AWAY

Don’t be the victim of bad housekeeping!
Use safe housekeeping practices to avoid . . .

Trips or falls over lines and leads in walkways and work areas

Slips or falls on oily, wet, or ice/snow covered floors, vessel decks or other walkways and working surfaces

Falls from a dock or vessel, presenting a drowning hazard

Eye injuries from falling grit left in the overhead of a work site

Fires due to oily rags left where hot work is performed

Illness from unsanitary working conditions

Electrical shock as a result of poorly maintained equipment or energy sources

Lacerations and amputations when inadequate light is used

Exposure to hazardous substances as a result of poor storage, ineffective labeling, or spills

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