PPE for your food service business: Identifying the hazards.

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.