What is housekeeping? Good housekeeping means having no unnecessary items lying about and keeping all necessary items in their proper places.

What's so important about housekeeping?

Think about what could happen if a bunch of oily rags suddenly caught fire one night, or if in an emergency, employees couldn't get out of the work area safely because aisles were cluttered. Imagine those same employees unable to get out of the building because of a blocked exit. Experience has shown that good housekeeping is an essential part of any company's health and safety program.

What are the benefits of good housekeeping at work?

Good housekeeping at work benefits both employers and employees alike. Good housekeeping can:

How to improve housekeeping in the workplace.

Good housekeeping requires effort and teamwork, but it's worth it. Here are some general pointers:

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