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Kitchen Safety. © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0812 Session Objectives Identify kitchen hazards Follow safe work practices to prevent accidents Prevent.

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1 Kitchen Safety

2 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Session Objectives Identify kitchen hazards Follow safe work practices to prevent accidents Prevent foodborne illness Act effectively in an emergency Apply appropriate first aid for kitchen injuries

3 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Slips, trips, and falls Cuts Amputations Burns MSDs Electric Shock Fires Food prep by-products Cleaning materials Foodborne disease/toxins ` Kitchen Hazards Slips, trips, and falls Cuts Amputations Burns MSDs Electric Shock Fires Food prep by-products Cleaning materials Foodborne disease/toxins

4 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Accident Prevention Know the hazards of your job Follow safety rules Use safe work procedures Keep alert while you work Practice good housekeeping Wear safety equipment Report safety problems

5 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Wear shoes with nonslip soles Watch where you step Clean up spills immediately Slide your feet on wet surfaces Keep walkways clear Make sure you can see over loads you carry Wear shoes with nonslip soles Watch where you step Clean up spills immediately Slide your feet on wet surfaces Keep walkways clear Make sure you can see over loads you carry Keep on Your Feet

6 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Knives and Other Sharp Implements Use the right one for the job Keep sharp Cut on a cutting board or other solid surface Keep visible while in use Clean carefully Store properly

7 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Make sure guards are in place and working Never remove or disable a machine guard Report missing or inoperative guards Keep hands safe Turn off and unplug equipment before cleaning or clearing jams Make sure guards are in place and working Never remove or disable a machine guard Report missing or inoperative guards Keep hands safe Turn off and unplug equipment before cleaning or clearing jams Prevent Amputations And Equipment Injuries

8 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Don’t touch anything electrical with wet hands Inspect equipment before use Report damaged equipment Don’t overload circuits Don’t remove grounding plug Don’t let grease or dirt build up Prevent Electrical Fires And Shocks Don’t touch anything electrical with wet hands Inspect equipment before use Report damaged equipment Don’t overload circuits Don’t remove grounding plug Don’t let grease or dirt build up

9 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Take Steps to Prevent Other Fires, Too Don’t leave flammables near hot surfaces Clean grease traps frequently Use caution when frying or deep-frying Keep a fire extinguisher handy

10 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Kitchen Safety Review: Match Game Burns Amputations Shock Cuts Grease fires Chemical exposure Slips and falls

11 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Kitchen Safety Review Do you understand: K itchen hazards? A ccident prevention strategies? S lips, trips, and falls prevention? W orking safely with kitchen equipment? E lectric shock prevention? K itchen fire prevention?

12 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Watch Out For Burn Hazards Hot surfaces Flames FOG Hot water Steam Cooking foods

13 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Take Precautions To Prevent Burns Use potholders Check steaming containers carefully Be careful around grills, ranges, ovens Avoid splashes when frying Handle hot food and liquids cautiously Use caution carrying hot food containers

14 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Recognize MSD Hazards Repetitive motions Reaching Lifting Awkward postures

15 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Minimize the Risk of MSDs Keep elbows close to body, head facing forward, wrists straight Use mechanical aids Avoid reaching and awkward postures Take mini-breaks and alternate tasks When standing, shift weight or elevate one foot Stretch muscles on breaks

16 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Safe Lifting Face the load with feet shoulder-width apart Keep heels down and turn feet slightly out Squat by bending at the hips and knees Use leg and stomach muscles to power lift Maintain back’s natural curves Don’t overstretch

17 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Handle Food Carefully to Prevent Contamination Change gloves or wash hands when handling different foods Make sure containers and utensils are clean Clean work surfaces to prevent cross- contamination

18 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Prepare Food Properly to Prevent Foodborne Illness Cook foods thoroughly Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold Keep frozen food frozen and don’t refreeze Reheat already cooked foods to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit Don’t use food that looks or smells bad

19 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Some cleaning products can cause skin or eye irritation Read labels and MSDSs Wear appropriate PPE Report problems and apply first aid Some cleaning products can cause skin or eye irritation Read labels and MSDSs Wear appropriate PPE Report problems and apply first aid Work Safely With Cleaning Products

20 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Know location of fire alarms and extinguishers Know a safe evacuation route Walk, don’t run Help others evacuate if you can do so safely Go to assembly area Don’t reenter the building until told it’s safe Be Prepared for Emergencies Know location of fire alarms and extinguishers Know a safe evacuation route Walk, don’t run Help others evacuate if you can do so safely Go to assembly area Don’t reenter the building until told it’s safe

21 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Know First Aid For Kitchen Injuries Cuts—wash, disinfect, bandage Burns—soak in cold running water and cover loosely with damp sterile dressing Electric shock—check for breathing and administer CPR, if required Falls—don’t move if broken bones or back or neck pain; keep victim comfortable Call 911—for serious injuries. Cuts—wash, disinfect, bandage Burns—soak in cold running water and cover loosely with damp sterile dressing Electric shock—check for breathing and administer CPR, if required Falls—don’t move if broken bones or back or neck pain; keep victim comfortable Call 911—for serious injuries. +

22 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Kitchen Safety Review: True or False? Keep elbows in and wrists straight when performing repetitive tasks like chopping Bend at the waist to lift objects and use arm and back muscles to power lift To prevent foodborne illness, you only have to wash hands before you start working Always read labels on cleaning products

23 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Kitchen Safety Review Do you understand: H ow to prevent burns? H ow to minimize MSD risk? S afe lifting technique? P revention of foodborne illness? W orking safely with cleaning products? E mergency response? F irst aid for injuries?

24 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Key Points to Remember Working in the kitchen exposes you to many hazards By recognizing potential hazards and taking simple safety precautions, you can prevent accidents and injuries All kitchen employees should know how to respond effectively in an emergency


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