In a restaurant, the possible risks involved should be known to the manager or the employer. There are many accidents which normally wait to happen and they may prove quite damaging to the business. This can be avoided, if proper precautions are followed, and also by insuring the business against possible lawsuits or accidents.
While heavy duty machines are a part and parcel of the kitchen, it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure the safe working environment. Machines like the meatslicer need to be handled under proper supervision. A single slip may end the person losing his finger or injuring his hand. And improper maintenance of the equipment can also lead to infectious food borne diseases that can affect both employees and customers. A detailed description of the policies, procedures and the conduct including any type of harassment should be informed to the employees. Employees should be properly trained to handle the equipment. Safety procedures should be outlined to the employees, and they should be supervised to ensure that those methods are followed as instructed.
The safety regulations should be revised and made more secure by inspecting the precautions undertaken at regular intervals. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have set regulations that safeguard all workers, and also a set of rules for kitchen staffs and the employers to follow.