When slicing food in a hurry, as most restaurants do, even the most adept hand can slip. In order to protect employees from harm, there are several different styles and sizes of cut resistant gloves available. The most important things to look at in a cut glove are the size and core safety material. Cut resistant gloves are typically constructed of material that are not easily slashed or punctured, like Kevlar, stainless steel or fiberglass. These materials are usually on the outer layer of the glove while the inner layer is composed of regular textile materials (like cotton) to provide comfort. Most of the gloves are knit or spun together and may resemble medieval chain mail. This method makes the gloves flexible, but one drawback is they may not be completely puncture-proof.
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.
Cut Hazards in the Commercial Kitchen
An employee cutting their hand is a danger to everybody in the restaurant. Learn how employees can protect themselves from cuts and what OSHA requires employers to do to minimize the risks.
Top Ten Safety Tips for the Restaurant Employee
Though restaurant managers are responsible for properly training their employees on safe operating procedures, it is up to the employee to be mindful of their actions to minimize there risks. Here are some tips that all restaurant employees should keep in mind to protect themselves from harm.
Managing Operational Risks
Running a restaurant is risky business, plain and simple. Learn about some of the ways you can cut down on the operational risks you face as a restaurant owner or operator.