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Restaurant Safety

Agenda
Safety Triangle Statistics Four leading categories of injuries
Plus one

Regular inspections of facility Training Restaurant checklist

Safety Triangle

Remove or Isolate the Exposures

Improve Work Practices

Use PPE & Equipment

Statistics
Restaurants experience 7.7 nonfatal on the job injuries a year (per 100 full time injuries)

BLS statistics

Leading 4 Categories of injuries

Slips & falls Strains & sprains Cuts & Lacerations Burns Workplace Violence

BLS statistics

Slips & Falls


Exposures
Wet areas Congested areas Uneven surfaces Grease build up Mopping floors Floor clutter

Slips & Falls


Control Measures
Non slip shoes Wear appropriate shoes & clothing

Slips & Falls


Control Measures
Evaluate floor surfaces Keep drain covers in place Non slip mats in wet areas

Slips & Falls


Control Measures
Wipe up spills immediately
Caution/Wet Floor signs Dry mop

Pick up food and other items as soon as possible Use caution tape to alert employees & customers of elevation changes

Strains & Sprains


Exposures
Awkward postures & positions Reaching, clearing tables Emptying garbage Mopping floors Lifting

Strains & Sprains


Control Measures
When lifting trays The proper way
Improper way

Strains & Sprains


Control Measures
Avoid reaching across tables while serving customers or clearing the tables. Ask the customer to assist you in passing the plates

Strains & Sprains


Control Measures
Use the buddy system when moving tables Try to keep the heaviest items between the shoulders and knees

Strains & Sprains


Control Measures
Use anti-fatigue mats on hard surfaces to help reduce the risk of fatigue. Use mats in wet areas to soak up some of the liquids

Strains & Sprains


Control Measures
Provide carts for bussing tables and moving dishes around Use ergonomically designed tools that allow the wrist to stay in the neutral position

Burns
Exposures
Hot beverages Hot plates Hot surfaces-grill, steam pots Deep fat fryers

Burns
Control Measures
Wait until the coffee is done brewing before removing the pot
Use hot pads

Burns
Control Measures
Do not reach above ovens, steamers or fryers Do not open cookers & steam ovens while under pressure

Cuts & Lacerations


Exposures
Knives left on counters Meat slicers Using utensils & equipment improperly Broken dishes, glasses

Cuts & Lacerations


Control Measures
Keep knives in holders when not in use Keep knives sharp

Cuts & Lacerations


Control Measures
Instruct employees how to use knives correctly

Cuts & Lacerations


Control Measures
Do not place knives in the sink
Wear cut-resistant gloves

Cuts & Lacerations


Control Measures
Instruct employees on proper cleaning procedures for the meat slicer
Zero out the blade

Cuts & Lacerations


Control Measures
Instruct employees on proper clean up of broken dishes/glass

Workplace Violence
Exposures
Robberies-at opening/closing Handling Cash Deliveries

Workplace Violence
Control Measures
Robberies-at opening/closing Handling Cash

Workplace Violence
Control Measures
Deliveries

Workplace Violence
Control Measures
Security Systems

Work with local Police Security Procedures

RESTAURANT CHECKLIST
Good Y-N-N/A BUISNESS HOURS OUTSIDE Side walk Parking lot surface/bumpers Security & lighting Outside seating? ENTRANCES/EXITS In/out signs doors Exits marked/unobstructed Rain mats/mopping FLOORS Wet Areas? Non-slip mats Food areas clean/clear Drains covered Wet Floor Signs STORAGE Shelves good/storage Heavy items shoulder-knee Aisles clear KITCHEN AES system/hood Hood cleaning Co-date Electrical Outlets-GFCI Mesh/Kevlar gloves Knife racks Machines anchored Cylinders secured Wires, Hoses out of aisles MEDICAL First Aid kits-stocked First aid log FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Inspected by, date CATERING/DELIVERY How far? Personal/CO car? ALCOHOL SERVED ENTERTAINMENT DJ, Karaoke, Band HAZARD EXPOSURE COMMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

Summary
Safety Triangle
Remove or Isolate Exposures Improve work Practices Use PPE

4 leading categories of restaurant injuries


Slips & falls Strains & sprains Cuts & Lacerations Burns Workplace Violence

Inspect your facilities, train employees

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Forms
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Safety Forms
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