Working in the restaurant industry means that there is a lot of room for accidents. Because it’s typically a fast-paced environment, it can be hard to keep track of everything that’s going on in the kitchen. Bumping into one another and potentially spilling something and causing the tiles to be slippery are just some of the hazards that those in the food industry can face.
One way that managers can play an active role in keeping employees safe is to put anti-fatigue mats on the floor. This not only can provide comfort to employees who spend the majority of the day on their feet, but these mats have extra traction that can help people keep their footing even after a spill occurs.
According to Total Food Service, slips, trips and falls are the main cause of workplace injuries in the food industry. Because there are so many liquids, sauces and food items that can fall onto the floor, employees need to be extra careful when moving around.
The Emergency Medical Services Industry recommends all mats and rugs should be secured to the kitchen floor with double sided tape, so it doesn’t move around even when people are racing around the kitchen. This provides an extra layer of security.
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