Food Service

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Sep 30, 2019
The Threat of Violence Remains All Too Real for Fast-Food Workers

http://www.grubstreet.com/2019/08/fast-food-workers-violence-report.html

This article summarizes findings shared by the nonprofit National Employment Law Project, in a report released earlier this year titled “Behind the Arches: How McDonald’s Fails to Protect Workers From Workplace Violence.

Source: Grub Street

Mar 21, 2019
Reducing the risk of propane explosions in food trucks

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/hazard-alerts/reducing-risk-propane-explosions-in-food-trucks-ws-2018-11?lang=en

Explosions in food trucks can occur when propane leaks from equipment or a fuel tank, builds up inside a truck, and ignites. This bulletin discusses how explosion hazards can develop and how food truck owners and operators can reduce the risks.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Jan 24, 2017
Restaurant Supervisor Safety Training Program - Safety Tip Sheets

http://www.dir.ca.gov/chswc/english_training_program.pdf

Designed to be used by employees as part of the Restaurant Safety Training activity, these tip sheets can also be used by managers to identify new protective measures you can put in place, or issues to emphasize in employee training.

Source: CA DIR

Dec 01, 2016
Susan Harwood Training Grant Materials: Housekeeper ergonomics

https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy10/sh-20998-10.html

The grantee provided training for workers and employers on musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and ergonomic principles in the hotel industry. Training materials include PowerPoint presentation and handouts in English and Spanish.

Source: OSHA

Aug 01, 2015
Health and Safety Report: Food Trucks: Putting Fire Safety on the Menu

http://www.ccohs.ca/newsletters/hsreport/issues/2015/08/ezine.html?id=20454&link=1#hsreport-ontopic

Food trucks share many of the features typical of a restaurant kitchen but come with the added safety concerns of packing everything, including a power and fuel supply, into the confines of a vehicle.

Source: CCOHS

Aug 01, 2015
Health and Safety Report: Food Trucks: Putting Fire Safety on the Menu

http://www.ccohs.ca/newsletters/hsreport/issues/2015/08/ezine.html?id=20454&link=1#ontopic

These kitchens on wheels are rolling up to curbsides everywhere, delivering fresh, inventive and convenient food fare to hungry customers. Food trucks share many of the features typical of a restaurant kitchen but come with the added safety concerns of packing everything, including a power and fuel supply, into the confines of a vehicle.

Source: CCOHS

Jul 01, 2012
Preventing slips and trips in kitchens and in food service

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/cais6.pdf

Slips and trips are the most common cause of major accidents at work.

Source: HSE

Jul 01, 2012
HSE information sheet - Preventing back pain and other aches and pains to kitchen and food service staff

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/cais24.pdf

This guidance provides information provided by UK Health & Safety Executive on significant risk areas to look for and offers practical examples of solutions that you can apply in your workplace.

Source: HSE

Sep 01, 2009
Oregon OSHA Hazard Alert: Restaurant Hazards

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/hazard/2993-23.pdf

Reduce your losses by implementing safe operating practices and training your employees to recognize and control hazards.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Sep 01, 2009
Oregon OSHA Hazard Alert: Restaurant Hazards (PDF)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/hazard/2993-23.pdf

As one of the nation’s biggest employment sectors, restaurant workers comprise one of the largest groups of workers injured in the U.S. each year. Regardless of how careful you work, your business may still experience an illness or injury that could have been avoided. Reduce your losses by implementing safe operating practices and training your employees to recognize and control hazards.

Source: Oregon OSHA