According to an overview of citations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), facilities in the food and beverage industry received a total of 1,177 citations between the months of October 2020 and September 2021. These citations amounted to a total of $8,575,378 in fines for facilities.
For the health and safety of your workers and the continuity of your business, it is imperative to be as prepared as possible for natural disasters. Justrite helps you be ready when natural disasters strikes.
Eyewash stations and safety showers are often overlooked in the foodservice industry. People tend to think that these stations are for applications that involve the use of dangerous chemicals or materials. However, the regulations concerning these fixtures could apply to your restaurant or eatery.
As businesses make plans to reopen, owners are forced to consider safety issues that wouldn’t normally arise, including how to store, transport and safely use increased amounts of sanitizer, or alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR).
When splashed with hazardous chemicals, the longest it should take anyone to reach an emergency shower and eyewash station is 10 seconds. That’s hardly any time - about as long as it takes to turn on the tap and fill a glass with water or tie your shoes.
When it comes to selecting the right emergency safety shower, there are several restrictions and guidelines to keep in mind if you want to be compliant with regulations. For example, in order to meet the ANSI/ISEA Z358.1 standard, an emergency safety shower must provide tepid water.
OSHA conducted 32,408 site inspections in 2017. More than 18,000 of these occurred as the result of an incident. Environmental incidents also attract the attention of authorities. The EPA collected $2.98 billion in criminal fines, restitution and mitigation in the same period.
Aerosol spray paint cans make life easier. They speed up painting jobs, offer a smooth finish without brush or roller marks and enable painting in hard-to-reach places. But, aerosol cans are also hazardous. Both the product and the propellant are usually flammable.