Housekeeping on Construction Jobsites

Working on an emergency restoration and construction job site has inherited dangers. Clutter and debris creates major hazards that increase the potential of accidents and/or injuries to happen and is considered poor housekeeping. A construction jobsite with poor housekeeping creates an unsafe and less productive working environment.

The most common types of injuries that occur on a jobsite are slips, trips and falls. As a result of a slip, trip or fall, workers could suffer cuts, severely sprain ankles, wrist and other joints, break bones or even fall down and strike their head, resulting in a major head injury.

Keeping a construction jobsite clear of debris can drastically reduce the possibility of accidents and/or injuries from occurring. Everyone on the jobsite must do their part to ensure that the worksite is clean and orderly. To establish a good housekeeping plan for your construction job site, consult with your Company Safety Director and refer to OSHA standard 1926.25 Housekeeping.

Simply by cleaning up and disposing of job site waste on a regular basis and at the end of the day lessens the hazards for potential for accidents and/or injuries. Everyone on a job site has to make it a priority to work together to keep the jobsite a safe work environment.