Restaurant kitchen safety is not only key to the bottom line, it creates an environment that nurtures employee safety, productivity, and accessibility
60% of workers' compensation incidents in restaurants are related to the handling of cooking oil - whether burns, slips and falls or back strains. The OSHA website is full of examples of severe accidents related to manually handling oil. Especially dangerous is the old-fashioned method of emptying the fryer oil (often still as hot as 300 degrees Fahrenheit) into a stockpot, carrying it across often slippery kitchen floors past many other workers and out into the back dock or parking lot area. Along the way there is potential for spills that lead to serious burns, spills that create a slip hazard and, in addition, going out into a parking lot, often at night, creates a security risk for the employee and the restaurant. In addition carrying two to three 35 lb Jugs in boxes (JIBs) can create back strain risk.
Restaurant Technologies closed loop oil management system allows employees to safely and easily dispose of used oil and fill the fryer with new oil at the flip of a switch. No need to ever carry hot oil again. By creating a safer way to manage a risky and frustrating task, employees feel more engaged and satisfied with their jobs. By eliminating one of the most dangerous restaurant kitchen tasks, employees are no longer at risk from oil-related injuries like slips, falls and burns.
On top of removing one of the most dangerous if not the most dangerous element of risk from your restaurants kitchen, when you implement our Total Oil Management system you are improving your kitchens accessibility to comply proactively with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA. By making reasonable accommodations to your restaurant equipment fryer work station. You are expanding your facilities workforce opportunities to provide equal opportunities to persons with disabilities, elderly employees, or persons with physical limitations who otherwise would have required assistance or did not meet the requirements to lift or carry heavy, hot, used oil.