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Train Employees How to Handle Meat Slicer Dangers

Meat slicers are an essential tool for any deli, grocery store or supermarket, as well as many restaurants, allowing for precisely sliced and sized meats and cheeses. Used incorrectly and without caution, however, they can seriously injure employees.

A study over a four-year period found meat slicers accounted for more than 700 restaurant worker injuries and 100,000 days of lost work. Capable of spinning at tremendous speeds, the machine’s sharp blade is an ever-present danger to any employee operating it, even when it’s powered off.

Providing the proper training and equipment is the best way of dulling employees’ chance of injury. Teach these small details to cut down on potential problems: (more…)

10 Tips to Cut Down on Kitchen Knife Injuries

Deli, grocery and restaurant workers regularly wield knives and other sharp machinery to slice and serve food to customers. This puts them at an elevated risk for cuts and other dangers. In 2009 alone, supermarket and grocery store workers suffered 4,540 injuries from lacerations.

Many cuts go unreported, and most workers don’t bother receiving first aid for their injuries. However, a small knick left untreated can become infected and lead to a host of greater health issues. You might then lose a valuable employee to sick leave or workers compensation.

Though it’s always smart to have a workers comp policy in place, you can help your workers protect themselves by stressing these 10 details in your safety training. (more…)