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Housekeeping Safety Prevent Workplaces Injuries


Housekeeping Safety Prevent Workplaces Injuries

Good housekeeping is the establishment of a safe, healthy and pleasant workplace. Employees should be aware of hazards arising from poor housekeeping.

Now a days worldwide the main attraction is the look and cleanliness which make a person or a group to attract and compel to visit that area and that is the reason people worth on their hotel house garden or industry to promote culture and to reduce hazards and illnesses because the house keeping is the key of success.


Causes of bad Housekeeping
Poor housekeeping can be a cause of incidents, such as:
·         Tripping over loose objects on floors, stairs and platforms.
·         Being hit by falling objects.
·         Slipping on greasy, wet or dirty surfaces.
·         Poorly stacked items or misplaced materials
·         Sharp edges, open cabinet drawers, irregular electrical wires
·         Obstructions during handling emergency due to blockage of access
·         An allergic reaction to a spilled chemical
·         Electrical shock as a result of poorly maintained equipment or energy sources, such as broken, cracked or damaged or substandard insulation and connections of wiring

Benefits of Good Housekeeping
Helps to prevent injuries and improve productivity & morale, as well as make a good impression on visitors.
  • Reduced handling to ease the flow of materials
  • Reduced chance of tripping and slippery on workplaces
  • Decreased fire hazards
  • Lower worker exposures to hazardous products (e.g. dusts, vapors)
  • More efficient equipment cleanup and maintenance
  • Better hygienic conditions leading to improved health
  • More effective use of space


Guidelines to Keep Workplace or Offices Effective
  • Tools must be in good condition and in their designated areas.
  • Heavier and bulkier items are placed on the lower shelves of a storage rack.
  • Do not let any objects protruding into walkways.
  • Do not eat food and drinks on the floor or workplace
  • Avoid placing materials on the floor
  • Use multi-level racks to gain productive space
  • Remove material or objects after finish the job
  • Keep tools labeled and clean to find without wasting time
Remember: Putting things in proper place doesn't waste time—it saves time!

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