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Articles Tagged 'Osha'

Common Electrical Hazards in the Commercial Kitchen

Electrocution is a danger faced by all commercial kitchen employees. Learn where the common threats are and what both managers and employees can do to protect themselves.

Slip and Fall Hazards in the Commercial Kitchen

Wet and slippery floors are common in a commercial kitchen. There are several things employees can do to protect themselves, and OSHA has standards that require certain behavior from managers to protect employees and customers.

Hazardous Chemicals and Restaurant Safety

The very chemicals used to protect customers from foodborne illnesses can, unfortunately, harm employees. There are several things restaurant managers and employees can do to protect themselves from hazardous chemicals.

Excessive Cold Dangers Faced By Restaurant Employees

Employees that help unload delivery trucks and take inventory in the walk-in cooler are most at risk for hypothermia and other cold-related illnesses. Learn what employees and managers can do to protect themselves when working with excessive cold.

Restaurant Fire Hazards

A single spark is all it takes to turn a profitable restaurant into a smoldering pile of ashes. Learn some of the common causes of restaurant fires and what employees and employers can do to minimize the threat.

Excessive Heat Dangers Faced By Restaurant Employees

Heat-related illnesses and injuries are a common threat faced by commercial kitchen workers. Learn more about the specific dangers and what managers and employees can do to protect themselves.

Food Preparation Hazards in the Commercial Kitchen

Individuals that primarily perform food preparation tasks can suffer cuts, amputation or strangulation if they are not careful. Read on to learn what employees and mangers can do to minimize these risks in the commercial kitchen environment.

Strain and Sprain Hazards in the Commercial Kitchen

Commercial kitchen employees are at risk of strain and sprain injuries because they often perform the same tasks every day. Learn what employees and managers can do to help reduce the incidents of lost work due to pulled muscles or strained tendons.

Knife Safety in the Commercial Kitchen

Commercial cutlery, though essential in the kitchen, may pose an increased threat of injury to employees who have not been properly trained. Knowledge of how to correctly handle kitchen cutlery creates a safer and more efficient kitchen environment.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA is responsible for creating standards that ensure a safe and healthy work environment.