Food Truck Safety

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia. There are a lot of different types of food trucks being operated on the street, but they all have common safety and health work hazards for employees. Make sure your accident prevention program addresses these hazards and workers have been trained. This will help to ensure your workers come back home safe

There are a lot of different types of food trucks being operated on the street, but they all have common safety and health work hazards for employees. Make sure your accident prevention program addresses these hazards and workers have been trained. This will help to ensure your workers come back home safe.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.

In the mobile food truck industry workers who operate, cook, and serve meals from a mobile truck can be exposed to hazards such as the following:

  • Chemicals.
  • Prolonged standing, awkward postures, and lifting.
  • Slips and trips.
  • Sprains and strains (repetitive motion).

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  • Accidents (vehicle, pedestrian(s)).
  • Explosions (propane tank).
  • Falls (ladders).
  • Fires.
  • Sharp objects (knives, other cutting utinziles).
  • Violence in the workplace (angry customers, assaults, robberies).
  • Weather.

These hazards can result in serious injuries or even death.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards. It also provides resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written accident prevention program (APP).

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