Food Slicer and Meat Grinder Safety

Food Slicer and Meat Grinder Safety

Although recent government data indicates that restaurants and commercial kitchens are generally safer than many other workplaces, safety risks are still present. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that work-related burns are disproportionately high among restaurant workers. The food service industry experiences the highest number of burns of any employment sector.

The Importance of Incident Investigations

The Importance of Incident Investigations

OSHA strongly encourages employers to investigate all incidents in which a worker was hurt (i.e., accidents), as well as “near misses,” in which a worker might have been hurt if the circumstances had been slightly different. Investigating a workplace incident provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in their operations and shortcomings in their safety programs.