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There's so much happening in the world of health & safety. Changes in legislation and requirements, changes in best practice, changes in ... you name it. Here's my take on making it simple. Simply Genius WHS - stop guessing... manage with confidence.

Focus on commercial kitchen safety

Maralyn Kastel  - Monday, April 07, 2014

The focus of safety in commercial kitchens is often on producing food that is safe for customers to eat. However the kitchen itself has many potential hazards for the workers.  The most common injuries kitchen workers experience are: ..

Don't be an ostrich - health and safety in hospitality is not that hard

Maralyn Kastel  - Friday, September 13, 2013

Work health and safety in the hospitality industry covers a wide range of situations: restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs and other places offering services or accommodation.  ..

Hospitality - Kitchen tips for a safer workplace

Maralyn Kastel  - Friday, June 21, 2013

A restaurant's customers are well educated and are keen to know how their meals are prepared, where the ingredients came from and how fresh the ingredients actually are. Sometimes it is easier to be more concerned with quality of the product and what the customer wants than it is to have a safe workplace. ..

Hospitality safety tips for commercial kitchens

Maralyn Kastel  - Saturday, June 30, 2012

Commercial kitchens, whether in a restaurant, cafe, hotel or simply a company boardroom have hazards and risks that put workers at risk of accidents and injuries.  Responsibility for work health and safety in all workplaces is not just for management.  It is every worker's role to be involved in identifying hazards, assessing risks and implementing risk controls to minimise the number and severity of accidents or incidents occurring.  The following identifies some of the areas to examine in a commercial kitchen. ..

Is your workplace kitchen deadly?

Maralyn Kastel  - Monday, November 01, 2010

Health and safety in a workplace kitchen is just as important as the rest of the workplace, but this area is often overlooked because we all know how to be safe in a kitchen – don’t we and it's just housekeeping..