By: Nasra Naturhana
Workplace even restaurants can become a dangerous place not only for you and your crew but also if taken lightly could potentially harm your customers as well.
From uneven floors at the dining area to non razor sharp knife in the kitchen each posses potential hazard. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency that enforce safety and health related requirements at the workplace that may cause death or physical injuries to workers or crews.
The basic potential injuries can start from the kitchen where potential of cuts, burns, strain muscles and sprain joints, hazardous cleaning chemical fires and gas explosion.
Recent cases reported on April, 2016 where an explosion happened at Midvalley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur believed to be triggered by the gas cylinders during reinstatement work to liquiefied petroleum gas (LPG) after maintenance work had caused eight injuiries that includes three sustained burn injuries while others sustained minor injuries.
Oversee maintenance issue that can cause injuries for example protruding nails that comes out from the chair should be repaired. Craked plates and chipped glass should be removed and not to be used. There were many incident reported related to chipped glases that found in food and cause injury to the customers.
Slope and edges at the floor often cause fall and accidents and if cleaning is in place where the area can be slippery, these areas shall be identified and to be put clear mark or signage.