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Job Hazard/Safety Analysis

For the
Housekeeper

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INTRODUCTION

Job Hazard/Safety Analysis for the Housekeeper is a partial list of known task
performed by the professional housekeeper. We have placed task in alphabetical order and
in a table format, listing each in a step-by-step sequence followed by the potential
hazard and a recommended action or procedure.

This is by no means an exhaustive list and is subject to modification. Additional


comments may be added as more information becomes available.

If you are asked to perform an occasional task, not listed with your job title, you can look
up an individual task by returning to our Job Safety Analysis page and check the pull-
down menu for Job Task.

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APHABETICAL LIST OF TASK
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Chemicals Pouring and Handling 4
Cleaning (Body fluids) 5
Cleaning(Sweeping_moppinp_Buffing) 6
Lifting & Carrying 7
Portable Heater_Electric Powered 8
Steam Cleaning 9

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Hazard Analysis: Chemicals (Pouring/Handling)
Task Hazard Cause Prevention

General Eye Injury Splash, fumes Goggles


Use
Contact Splash, skin contact Gloves (appropriate type for
irritation, burn chemical), apron (if necessary),
or absorption long sleeves
Inhalation Breathing fumes Wear respirator if needed
Face Splash Wear Face Shield (if
necessary)

PPE Required:
Goggles
Gloves protective Clothing (apron)
Respirator (as needed)
Face shield (if necessary)

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Hazard Analysis: Cleaning (Body Fluid Clean-Up)
Task Hazard Cause Prevention

General Eye Injury Fumes, splashes and Goggles, face shield


Use dusts (cleaning
agents)
Trauma Sharp objects, impact Situational awareness, gloves
Foot Injury Dropped object on Wear safety shoes (if necessary)
foot
Inhalation Chemicals, body fluids Wear respirator or dust mask (if needed), gloves

PPE Required:
Goggles
Face shield
Safety Shoes/boots (if necessary)
Gloves (chemical/biological resistant) protective Clothing (Apron)
Respirator or dust mask (as needed)

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Hazard Analysis: Cleaning (Sweeping/Mopping/Buffing)
Task Hazard Cause Prevention

General Trauma Projectiles, impact, chemical Situational awareness, gloves,


Use contact protective clothing
Foot Injury Dropped object on foot Wear safety shoes
Inhalation Chemicals, dust Wear respirator or dust mask if
needed

PPE Required:
Safety Shoes/boots
Gloves (optional) protective Clothing (long pants recommended to prevent chemical splash
on skin)
Respirator or dust mask (as needed)

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Hazard Analysis: Lifting/Carrying Objects
Task Hazard Cause Prevention

General Trauma Impact Situational Awareness, Gloves,


Use
Foot Injury Dropped object on foot Metatarsal & Toe Guards

PPE Required: Optional


Metatarsal & Toe Guards
Gloves

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Hazard Analysis: Portable Heater, Electric Powered
Task Hazard Cause Prevention

General Trauma Burns Situational awareness, PPE,


Use protective clothing
Foot Injury Roll over foot, drop object on Position on level flat surface
foot away from accidental bumping
or tripping
Fire Heat, sparks, slag Appropriate placed fire
extinguisher, remove all
combustibles and fire hazards
from area
Electrical Improper operations and Strictly follow manufacturers
Shock maintenance, improper instructions, proper switching
switching device for starting up/ shutting down
machine

PPE Required:

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Hazard Analysis: Steam Cleaner
Task Hazard Cause Prevention

General Trauma Flying debris, contact with Rotating parts, burns,


Use steam situational awareness,
protective clothing
Hand Injury Flying Debris, Contact with Situational awareness, gloves
steam
Eye Injury Flying debris Full face shield
Fire Smoking, sparks No smoking or exposure to
sparks or open flame during
fueling. Appropriate placed fire
extinguisher

PPE Required:
Full Face Shield
Gloves
Apron