Workers’ Compensation State administered program designed to help employees who are injured in accidents at work or become sick due to job-related reasons.
OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration Federal Agency that creates and enforces safety related standards in the workplace. Employers are required by law to inform employees of the job safety and health protection provided.
Mandatory for Foods Services OSHA Poster 2203 or 3167
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets Describe hazards of chemicals. Each product has its own MSDS. Most can be found on the internet.
Class of Fire Extinguisher A: Ordinary combustibles B: Flammable liquids C: Electrical Equipment
PASS Pull Pin Aim at the base Squeeze the trigger Sweep from side to side
Evacuation Mark each route with… signs and lights Provide emergency… lighting All exit doors should open… outward Exit steps and ramps should be kept… clear and repaired
Preventing Burns Protective clothing and equipment Traffic patterns Check equipment, repair Pot handle location on the stove Hot fat Lifting Lids
Preventing Falls Verbally Warn Block Area Clean Area Leave sign until safe
Lifting and Carrying Safely Wear good shoes Wear good clothes Check the weight of the load Look for hand holds Check the balance of the load Ask for help is necessary Use hand trucks Use proper lifting techniques
Broken Glass Wear gloves Use a dust pan and brush Dispose of properly
First Aid Accidents can be prevented CPR – restores breathing and heartbeat Heimlich maneuver (abdominal thrust) removes food from airway if choking Get proper training
Safety Audit Inspection of facilities, equipment, practices and management. In the form of a checklist.
Kitchen Shoes Skid resistant soles Low heels Lace up tightly or no laces Heat, water and grease resistant Closed toe style