OSHA Handbook for Small Businesses

Clean Up Your Place of Business

Clean Up Your Place of Business

Poor housekeeping is a major contributor to low morale and sloppy work in general, even if it is not usually the cause of major accidents. Most safety action programs start with an intensive clean-up campaign in all areas of business.

Get rid of rubbish that has collected; make sure proper containers are provided; see that flammables are properly stored; make sure that exits are not blocked; if necessary, mark aisles and passageways; provide adequate lighting, etc.

Get everyone involved and impress upon them exactly what it is you want to do to make your workplace safer, more healthful and more efficient.

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