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