This following guidelines are intended to ensure a neat work area, which will encourage safe work habits. Each department will be responsible for cleaning up their work area.
- Keep tools and materials in proper containers.
- Store trash, waste, and scrap in proper containers.
- Remove, or bend nails flat to prevent cuts when discarding scrap wood .
- Store materials safely and ensure a method exists to retrieve them safely.
- Keep the floor clear of tools, debris, hoses and power cords.
- Promptly clean floors of dust and wood and metal shavings.
- Keep walkways clear.
- Clean up tools and work areas as your job progresses.
- Keep all material, tools and equipment in a stable position (tied, stacked or chocked) to prevent rolling or falling.
- Maintain clear access to all work areas.
- Keep stairways clear of debris.
- Clean up liquid spills right away.
- Keep all flammables in approved cabinets.
- Keep chemical containers closed when not being used.
- Ensure chemicals are properly stored.
- Contact the Environmental, Health and Safety department for proper chemical waste removal.
- Store Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) so that it does not become damaged or contaminated.
- Place all recyclable materials in the appropriate containers.
- Aisles, hallways, stairways and exit doors shall not be blocked.
- Do not block any emergency equipment or electric disconnect switches.
- A minimum of 36 inches shall be maintained in front of and around electrical boxes and panels, eyewash stations, fire extinguishers, and emergency stops.
- Stack, store, or spot material so that it can be reached readily by workers and material-handling equipment.