PPE for your food service business: Identifying the hazards.
Whether you are selling lemonade, making sandwiches, or processing large amounts of food for your customers/clients, the process will involve multiple hazards.
These hazards can include any of the following:
- Cuts, punctures, and amputations – Use of cutters, knives, slicers, grinders, or chopping machines/instruments.
- Slip and falls – Slippery floors, obstacles in the workplace, or poor lighting solutions.
- Burns – Working around open flames, hot oils, steamers, or ovens.
- Electrical shock, and electrocution – Kitchen appliances and equipment.
- Back Pain – Lifting activities involving heavy items, or awkward positions.
- Coughing, and shortness of breath – Exposing to flour and grain dust, ground spices, and powdered food additives.
- Skin irritation or swelling – Scrapes, chemical exposure, or temperature extremes.
Keep an eye out for workplace hazards. Ensuring the safety of yourself and your staff is key to a productive workspace.