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Avoid using the same mop to clean both an oily spill and in another area, for example.

Also, refrain from stacking objects in areas where workers walk, including aisles.

Keep layout in mind so workers are not exposed to hazards as they walk through areas, Norton added.

Combustible waste should be “stored in covered metal receptacles and disposed of daily,” according to OSHA’s Hazardous Materials Standard (1910.106).

The National Safety Council “Supervisors’ Safety Manual” includes these precautionary measures for fire safety: Control dust Dust accumulation of more than 1/32 of an inch – or 0.8 millimeters – covering at least 5 percent of a room’s surface poses a significant explosion hazard, according to the Quincy, MA-based National Fire Protection Association.

Prevent slips, trips and falls Slips, trips and falls were the second leading cause of nonfatal occupational injuries or illnesses involving days away from work in 2013, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces Standard (1910.22(a)) states that all workplaces should be “kept clean and orderly and in a sanitary condition.” The rule includes passageways, storerooms and service rooms. Drainage should be present where “wet processes are used.” Employers should select adequate flooring (e.g., cement, ceramic tile or another material), as different types of flooring hold up better under certain conditions, said Fred Norton, technical director of ergonomics and manufacturing technology for Risk Control Services, Liberty Mutual Insurance in Walnut Creek, CA.

Gray added that employers should audit for trip hazards, and encourage workers to focus on the task at hand.

Eliminate fire hazards Employees are responsible for keeping unnecessary combustible materials from accumulating in the work area.

“You’re not going to have as much room to set up your workstation like you should and move around.

You’re going to be twisting your body rather than moving your whole body.” The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation recommends that workers return tools and other materials to storage after using them, and dispose of materials that are no longer needed.

To some people, the word “housekeeping” calls to mind cleaning floors and surfaces, removing dust, and organizing clutter. It also can help an employer avoid potential fines for non-compliance.