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A clean workplace is a safer workplace

Depending on your profession, you may come to find that your workplace isn't nearly as clean and organized as it should be. While this doesn't sound like a big deal, it could result in an accident at some point.

A clean workplace is a safer workplace, and here are three tips you should follow at all times:

  • Keep floors and other work surfaces clear of debris. For example, if you work in construction, you don't want the job site to be littered with trash throughout the day. This increases the likelihood of a trip-and-fall accident.
  • Floors should be both dry and clean at all times. A wet floor is a challenge to safely navigate. If a floor is wet for any reason, such as a recent cleaning, a sign should be used to notify employees.
  • Use green cleaning products. Regardless of your workplace, it goes without saying that cleaning products will be used every now and again. While it's not required, green products are much less likely to cause a health condition to flare up.

Many people find it difficult to maintain a clean workplace, as they're more focused on doing their job and less focused on organization and cleaning up.

If you're injured in a workplace accident, perhaps as the result of a messy environment, don't hesitate to report the incident to your employer. Also, receive medical treatment and learn more about your legal rights. Depending on the type of accident and your injuries, you may be able to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits.

Source: GCA Services Group, "6 Reasons Why a Clean Workplace Means a Safe Workplace," accessed May 18, 2018

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