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Retail Grocery Stores: Meat and Deli Solutions Mobile App

Occupational safety is important for every business. Grocery store meat, deli, seafood and cheese departments face a unique set of work-related injury risks. Start or improve your grocery industry ergonomics program with these principals, accessible as a mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.

Injury prevention begins with training your employees to use ergonomic risk prevention techniques and designing your retail grocery store to make that easy. This mobile app describes meat and deli ergonomic principles on safe work practices employees can follow to reduce their risk of injury. Review ergonomic risk factor topics including repetitive motions, heavy lifting, safe lifting, ergonomic hazards, awkward postures, carpal tunnel musculoskeletal disorder and anti-fatigue mats.

Knowledge is power for grocery industry injury prevention. Save, share and send this information with the GoCanvas Cloud.

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    Many of these solutions may also be useful for the seafood and cheese departments.

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    Keep wheels on racks well maintained.

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    Keep all grinders, cutters and other equipment sharp and in good repair.

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    Provide thermal gloves for use when handling frozen items.

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    Avoid continuous cutting or grinding.

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    Work with suppliers to get meat and other supplies in lower weight boxes to reduce the weight man...

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    Keep large boxes and heavy items close to the body.

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    Use a food processor to prepare ingredients for stuffing and other items.

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    Arrange the wrapping station so that labels are within easy reach and workers do not have to twis...

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    Remove, round-off, or pad sharp or hard edges with which the worker may come into contact.

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    Mount controls of the roller bed close to the wrap station so that workers can reach it easily.

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    If there are two wrap stations, there should be two sets of controls so that neither worker must ...

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    Align the roller bed and the wrap station so that employees can slide the trays rather than lift ...

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    If overhead storage is necessary, use it for light items such as foam trays.

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    Use a step stool to reach items on high shelves.

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    Position scales so that they can be used in the best work zone.

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    Provide a small stool for employees to sit on when catching and traying meat from the grinder.

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    Grind meat into a small lug and move it to a comfortable work surface for traying.

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    When using tongs select tongs with long handles to reach items in the front of the case.

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    Whenever possible, work from the long side of trays to reduce reaches and the resultant high stre...

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    Avoid working with the hands/wrists held in a bent or twisted position.

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    Keep knives sharp.

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    Try different knives to see if they are more comfortable to use.

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    Whenever possible, incorporate adjustable work surfaces into the department.

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    Look for cases and counters that allow workers to serve customers without excessive reaches.

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    Use anti-fatigue mats, footrests, and sit/stand stools where workers are required to stand for lo...

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    Look for grinders that do not force the worker to bend over to catch meat or to reach too high to...

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