Good housekeeping is more than just mopping up a spill at the end of the day. Housekeeping should be done throughout the workday and in all areas of the plant, including aisles, stairs, storage areas and employee facilities.
Train employees to maintain clean, uncluttered workspaces and build time into the workday for them to take care of housekeeping duties. Conduct frequent inspections to stay on top of problem areas and safety hazards.
Not only will employees be more productive and take pride in their workspaces, but good housekeeping leads to improved life of the machinery, fewer accidents and an overall safer place to work.