Good “housekeeping,” or keeping your workspace clean and tidy, is a basic part of accident and injury prevention. Effective housekeeping can eliminate a variety of workplace hazards. Poor housekeeping can contribute to accidents by hiding hazards that can cause injuries. In the kitchen, it can also be the source of food poisoning or transmission of viruses such as hepatitis, or bacteria such as E.coli.Housekeeping includes keeping work areas neat and orderly, properly cleaning surfaces, keeping walkways and floors free of slip and trip hazards, and removing waste materials, such as packaging, from work areas.