Sanitation & Housekeeping Self-Assessment Checklist

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: March 26th, 2013


Housekeeping requirements are sprinkled throughout the different OSHA standards. Example: The Emergency Action Plan Standard (Section 1910.38) requires you to keep emergency exits unobstructed and the Walking Working Surfaces Standard requires that you keep floors clean, dry and free of objects that workers may trip over. But the general OSHA housekeeping and sanitation rules that apply to all permanent (as opposed to mobile and temporary) workplaces are set out in the Sanitation Standard (Section 1910.141).

How Tool Helps Solve the Problem:

Here’s a self-assessment Checklist you can use to determine if you comply with current OSHA sanitation and housekeeping rules.