Job site housekeeping


Housekeeping and organization are constant concerns on construction sites. Poor housekeeping can lead to several injuries including slips, trips and falls.

Proper housekeeping includes keeping work areas neat and orderly, maintaining the area free of slip and trip hazards and removing waste materials and other hazards from the work area.

Ways to manage your job site include:

  • Cleaning up spills such as oil and grease
  • Running extension cords and hoses to the side of walk paths
  • Removing nails in old lumber
  • Securing any loose material
  • Inspecting the work area daily

It’s important to discuss housekeeping problems in various areas of the site to keep all workers aware of possible hazards.

If you have any questions regarding proper job site housekeeping, please contact your WORKSAFELY® regional safety advisor.