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Preventing Cuts and Amputations from Food Slicers and Meat Grinders Safeguarding Measures Mobile App

Food slicers and meat grinders used in food service industries such as grocery stores, restaurants and delicatessens can cause serious cuts and amputations when workers operate, perform maintenance, or clean the machines. The Preventing Cuts and Amputations from Food Slicers and Meat Grinders Safeguarding Measures mobile app provides employers with the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and ways to prevent cuts and amputations in workplaces with food slicers and meat grinders.

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  • The Cooperative
  • PG&E
  • Red Bull
  • Mirvac

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    Preventing Cuts and Amputations from Food Slicers and Meat Grinders

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    Food slicers and meat grinders used in food service industries such as grocery stores, restaurant...

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    Preventing Food Slicer and Meat Grinder Injuries

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    All food slicer and meat grinder work activities present hazards that may result in severe cuts o...

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    Operating and cleaning food slicers and meat grinders are two separate work activities that may r...

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    When food slicers are in use, or turned off but still energized, the top and bottom of the slicer...

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    Rotary blade food slicers must be used with guards that cover the unused portions of the slicer b...

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    Worker training topics should include to:

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    Never put a hand behind the food chute guard.

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    Never place food into the slicer by hand-feeding or hand pressure.

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    Use a pushing/guarding device with chute-fed slicers.

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    Use plungers to feed food into chute-fed slicers or use the feeding attachment located on the foo...

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    Turn off the food slicer when changing foods.

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    Keep hands out of the danger zone on the back of the blade where the sliced food exits.

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    Turn off and unplug slicers when not in use or when left unattended for any amount of time.

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    Employers must ensure that meat grinders are retrofitted with a primary safeguard (e.

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    Worker training topics should include to:

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    Only use a proper plunger when feeding meat into grinders.

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    Operate grinders only when feeding trays and throats have been installed.

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    Use the meat grinder only for its intended purpose.

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    Turn off and unplug grinders when not in use or when left unattended for any period of time.

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    Preventing Injuries When Maintaining/Cleaning a Food Slicer or Meat Grinder

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    Maintaining or cleaning a food slicer or meat grinder requires workers to remove protective guards.

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    A Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO) program is required under 29 CFR 1910.

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    A LO/TO program must include:

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    Procedures for locking out or tagging out food slicers.

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    Specific LO/TO training.

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    Periodically review LO/TO procedures to ensure that all requirements are followed.

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