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Food & Beverage Processing Safety

Photo courtesy of L&I. Keep items you are lifting close to you to avoid stress to your body

Keep items you are lifting close to you to avoid stress to your body.

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In the food and beverage industry, workers who work on the process lines, in the warehouse, or sanitize the processing plant can be exposed to serious hazards such as the following:

  • Hazardous chemicals.
  • Moving and rotating mechanical parts.
  • Prolonged standing, awkward postures, and lifting.
  • Slips and trips.
  • Sprains and strains.

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  • Confined spaces.
  • Electrical shock.
  • Explosions (dust accumulation).
  • Falls.
  • Flying debris.
  • Moving vehicles (forklifts).
  • Workplace violence (assaults).

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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