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International hazard datasheet on occupation: dishwasher.

Chin B
Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Chicago, School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division, 2014 Mar; :1-4
What is a Hazard Datasheet on Occupation? This datasheet is one of the international Datasheets on Occupations. It is intended for those professionally concerned with health and safety at work: occupational physicians and nurses, safety engineers, hygienists, education and information specialists, inspectors, employers' representatives, workers' representatives, safety officers and other competent persons. This datasheet lists, in a standard format, different hazards to which Dishwasher may be exposed in the course of their normal work. This datasheet is a source of information rather than advice. With the knowledge of what causes injuries and diseases, is easier to design and implement suitable measures towards prevention. Who is dishwasher? A worker who performs cleaning duties with chemicals, by removing food and other waste products from dishes in a restaurant setting. What is dangerous about this job? 1. Dishwashers are often exposed chemicals such as ammonia solutions that are used to degrease plates and silverware that may be harmful and toxic to the skin and eyes. 2. Dishwashers may get burned from handling hot dishes when the dishwashing cycle is finished. 3. Dishwashers work with other cleaning chemicals such as chlorine bleach, soaps, and other detergents. 4. Because of constant arm and back exertion, dishwashers may be prone to musculoskeletal injuries while working for long periods of time.
Cleaning compounds; Exposure levels; Risk factors; Chemical composition; Chemical properties; Ammonia compounds; Skin exposure; Eye irritants; Eye injuries; Burns; Musculoskeletal system disorders; MSD; Author Keywords: Kitchen personnel; cleaner; janitor; scrubber; sweeper
7664-41-7; 7782-50-5
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International hazard datasheet on occupation: dishwasher
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University of Illinois at Chicago
Page last reviewed: May 11, 2023
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division