Housekeeping Tip

The 40 year-old man was shocked by the disaster before him.  He didn’t know how anyone could survive these conditions.  He could only hope that somewhere in the overwhelming destruction he would find his 16-year- old son.  Walking was virtually impossible with so many things strewn across his path.  “Danny! Danny!” he whispered, as he tripped and almost fell several times.  He thought he heard something move.  In desperation, he cried out, “Danny!”  From a nearby pile of unidentified material, he heard his son, “I’m here, Dad.”  “Well, it’s time to get up and get ready for school,” the man sighed. “And for heaven’s sake, clean up this room!”

Poor housekeeping is a common cause of the slips, trips, and falls that result in a large number of employee injuries and fatalities each year. Train your employees to clean up their work areas each day, to put away electrical cords, tools and materials when not in use, and to immediately clean up chemical, oil or water spills.  This can go a long way to keeping them from falling down on the job and dragging your company down with them.