OSHA’s housekeeping regulation explained (Housekeeping Part 2)

Author: Amy Volk | Posted: 12/7/2012

At a glance the OSHA regulatory standard 29 CFR 1910.22 states that all places of employment, passageways, storerooms, and service room shall be kept clean and sanitary.  So this regulation will cover every square inch of your facility.   Everything from your service department to your janitor closets and bathrooms.  It also mentions that to help facilitate cleaning all protruding nails, splinters, holes, and loose boards need to be fixed beforehand.

How much can it cost if OSHA inspectors finds housekeeping issues?

$1800 depending on situation (general duty clause)
$2700 general housekeeping initial penalty

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Source: KPA