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Common Electrical Hazards in Commercial Kitchens

Posted by Aaron Spencer on

In any commercial kitchen, employees are at increased risk of electrocution due to multiple pieces of equipment, exposure to water spills, and even grease fires. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration have standards and suggestions to minimize the threat of electrocution. Every person in a commercial kitchen has the responsibility to look out for areas of concern. Hazards such as worn electrical cords or damaged outlets need to be reported to a supervisor immediately. When using equipment requiring electricity, there are several things employees can do to prevent accidents.• Know how to shut off power in case of an emergency.•...

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