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GeneralA workplace that practises good housekeeping not only increases worker morale but prevents injuries and illnesses.Good housekeeping is an important element of a safety and health program for reducing hazards in the workplace. Housekeeping also keeps the work area clean and free from clutter that can contribute to workplace incidents.Employer must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare of all workers and others in the workplace. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) recommends establishing a workplace housekeeping program.Benefits of good housekeeping in the workplace:
Good housekeeping that is done on a regular basis helps promote a culture of safety in the workplace, and shows the employer's commitment to the safety, health and welfare of workers. For more information, please see Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Part 4, General Workplace Requirements, and Part 13, Entrances, Exits, Stairways and Ladders.
SAFE Work Manitoba — a division of the WCB is the public agency dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury and illness.
Working with our partners in the safety community, we provide prevention education, safety programming, consulting and strategic direction to create a genuine culture of safety for all Manitobans.