Selected industry inspections: restaurants and catering

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Back Care – How Much Can I Lift?

ERG013
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

A variety of variables should be considered when lifting including age, health, strength and the size and shape of the object.

Carbon Monoxide at the Work Site

CH031
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. It is usually formed from the incomplete combustion of fuels such as coal, coke, wood, oil, and gasoline.

Emergency response planning: an OHS tool kit for the hospitality industry

BP030
A detailed guide designed specifically for the hospitality industry to help explain and guide in the development of an emergency response plan.

Ergonomics – Anti-Fatigue Matting

ERG005
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

Standing for long periods of time can restrict the flow of blood to the muscles of the lower legs, leading to pain and discomfort.

Ergonomics – Proper Height of Work Surfaces

ERG016
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

The movements workers perform with their hands, and the size of the objects they work with often determine the height of the work surface.

Ergonomics – Slips, Trips and Falls

PH015
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

To reduce the number of slips, trips and falls at your workplace, make sure you understand why they happen and use properly designed workspaces and work methods.