OSHA Restaurant Safety: Machine Guarding (Spanish)
Restaurants use many types of equipment that have machine guarding.
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Food processors, choppers, slicers, grinders, mixers, compactors have moving parts that must be guarded because of their hazardous motions. Workers can be injured by the lack of guards, intentional removal of the guards, or improper guarding. Machine guarding related injuries in restaurants include cuts, bruises, burns, amputations and strangulation. Employers can protect their workers from such injuries by: Checking and maintaining all machine guards in the equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions. Having employees follow the safe operating procedures that are put in place to safeguard them against machine guarding hazards, and not letting them take risky short cuts. • Training workers on machine guarding safety as frequently as needed. Trainings should include practical demonstrations on how to operate the equipment properly and how to avoid injuries and accidents. Child Labor Laws prohibit young workers under 18 years of age from performing work on certain machinery such as dough mixers and meat slicers. Employees can prevent accidents and injuries from machine guarding related problems while working in restaurants by following the DOS and DON’TS given in the OSHA Restaurant Safety: Machine Guarding (Spanish) mobile app. This app is in Spanish. GoCanvas submissions can generate a unique number to be used as a work order number.
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