Global Safety Principles: Housekeeping on the Job

  • 4 topics | 33m
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
All employees should help maintain a safe working environment by following good housekeeping practices on the job. These practices apply to working and walking surfaces; storage, handling, and disposal tasks; fire prevention measures; and incidents with hazardous and infectious materials. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by New Level Safety Limited, a professional services company specializing in corporate health and safety management. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • recognize employee responsibilities for ensuring good housekeeping on the job
  • recognize walking and working surface hazards that can be reduced through good housekeeping practices
  • follow housekeeping practices for the safe storage and handling of materials in the workplace
  • recognize practices that support the safe management of waste or respond appropriately to hazards associated with the management of waste
  • address the spillage of a hazardous or infectious material in the workplace
  • recognize housekeeping goals that support fire prevention plans in the workplace


  • Housekeeping Responsibilities
  • Walking and Working Surfaces
  • Storage, Handling, and Disposal
  • Hazardous and Infectious Materials