Is housekeeping on a construction site truly necessary? The job site can end up being hectic with multiple contractors and lots of employees performing distinct operations at the same time. Think of the chaos that would result 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 navigating through a mess of extension cords, hoses, products, screws, and nails, etc.
It would not only be aggravating; it would be dangerous, considering that slips, trips, and falls are the most typical reason for injury on the job site. And insufficient housekeeping is a major 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 on a Construction Site?
Preventing dangerous conditions like those described above needs a commitment to housekeeping by every individual on 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 position a possible threat to co-workers. This includes the following:
- Extension hoses and cords
- Hand tools
- 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.
What else can you do to keep your workers safe? Consult with a TPG Insurance Services Specialist today by calling us at 909.466.7876! Also, visit our Workers’ Comp content for more information regarding worker safety and keeping your liability low.