Hello, and welcome back. Today, we’ll be discussing the importance of keeping work areas clean and tidy.
While we all have our own standards of cleanliness for our living areas, it is important that your employees understand the importance of an organized workspace. A cluttered workspace is not only unprofessional, it can invite unnecessary hazards and place other employees at risk.
A disorganized workspace can result in ergonomic issues, and increase the likelihood of injuries because team members have less space to navigate and move around in. OSHA recommends that all workers be taught to return tools and equipment to their proper locations once they are finished with them, and that materials that are no longer needed be disposed of properly.
It is also important that all emergency exits, doors and electrical panels are easily accessible and not hidden behind equipment or inventory.
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