General Housekeeping Requirements

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29 CFR 1910.22

Requirements for Walking and Working Surfaces:

This OSHA standard applies to all permanent places of employment except where domestic, mining, or agricultural work only is performed.  Measures for the control of toxic materials are not discussed in this standard.

The standard requires all places of employment including passageways, storerooms, and service rooms to be kept clean, orderly and sanitary.  This includes:

In addition to general housekeeping requirements, this standard also has provisions which require that covers and/or guardrails must be provided to protect employees from any open pits, tanks, vats, ditches or other similar type of hazard.

Floor loading protection requirements are also described within this standard.  The loads approved by a building official should be marked on plates and mounted in a conspicuous place.  If the plates are lost or removed, the employer must replace them.  The employer is responsible for ensuring that the loads placed on the floor (or roof) do not exceed the load limit.