Housekeeping can help to control or reduce workplace hazards

Housekeeping can help to control or reduce workplace hazards. Poor housekeeping frequently contribute to incidents. If the sight of rubbish, debris, clutter and spills is accepted as normal, then other more serious hazards may be taken for granted.
Housekeeping is not just cleanliness and tidiness. It includes keeping work areas neat and orderly, maintaining walkways and paths free of slip and trip hazards, and removing of waste materials, and other fire hazards from work areas. It also requires paying attention to important details such as the layout of the whole workplace, the adequacy of storage facilities, and maintenance. Good housekeeping is also a basic part of incident and fire prevention.