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Making Housekeeping a Priority

The job site can end up being hectic with multiple contractors and many employees performing distinct operations simultaneously. Think of the chaos if these groups did not clean up after themselves. The site would end up being a hazardous obstacle course as garbage piled up and moving from one task to another would require workers to navigate through a mess of extension cords, hoses, products, screws, nails, etc.

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It would not only be aggravating; it would be dangerous, considering that slips, trips, and falls are the most typical reasons for injury on the job site. Insufficient housekeeping is a significant contributing factor in most of these mishaps. That's why it's important to prioritize housekeeping on-site. Keep reading for more details.

What Is Housekeeping?

Preventing dangerous conditions like those described above needs a commitment to housekeeping by every individual in our group. Good housekeeping means consistent caution. Eliminate any object or material that blocks a pathway on-site and take care of any other products that might pose a possible threat to co-workers. This includes the following:

  • Extension hoses and cords
  • Debris and sawdust
  • Nails and screws
  • Water or spills

Do Your Part

Follow these housekeeping pointers to keep yourself and your co-workers safe.

  • Limit the quantity of products and chemicals on-site to the amounts that you will require.
  • Store tools and products out of the way in storage bins or lockers.
  • Keep combustible or dangerous wastes in covered, segregated waste containers.
  • Never throw waste, materials, or tools from a structure or structure-- always use debris chutes.
  • Place caution signs in damp or muddy areas that might pose a slipping risk.
  • Place protective guards throughout areas where workers could fall or face an impalement danger.
  • Control muddy locations using gravel, boards, or plywood.

Our Commitment to You

Safety is everyone’s primary goal. If you have any concerns about the safety of your worksite relating to housekeeping or any other issue do not be reluctant to talk with your supervisor.

We are committed to providing you with all the information and tools you need to decide what's best for your Workers' Compensation Policy. Don't hesitate to contact us to learn more or even to make a free quote. Simply call us at 909.466.7876 or visit our office at Rancho Cucamonga for an in-person consultation!

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