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.
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.
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.