A cluttered workplace can lead to ergonomics issues and possible injuries because workers have less space to move, Gray said.
“When an area is cluttered, you’re going to likely have a cut or laceration injury,” she said. “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.
Keep aisles, stairways, emergency exits, electrical panels and doors clear of clutter, and purge untidy areas. Empty trash receptacles before they overflow.
The above is an excerpt from the article, “11 tips for effective workplace housekeeping.” For more information visit http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/.