Case Study on Safety Situation and Awareness through Risk Assessment of Hospital Foodservice Kitchen Area
병원급식 조리구역별 위험도 평가를 통한 안전사고 실태 및 안전인식에 관한 사례연구

Hye-Jin Kim, Jeong-Im Hong, Gyu-Jin Heo, Joo-Yeon Park
2016 Journal of the Korean Dietetic Association  
This study was carried out to provide a basis for the development of a safety manual for kitchen accident prevention by identifying the safety situation and awareness through risk assessment of kitchen areas. The study was conducted in two phases. First, kitchen accidents and area risk assessment were investigated from February 2014 to September 2014, after which safety awareness of hospital foodservice employees was assessed in a survey. The results of this study were as followes. All of the
more » ... lowes. All of the respondents were women. The evaluation point of kitchen area risk assessment was reduced by 14%. After improvement, an initial score of 108 points decreased to 93 points. The number of accidents was also reduced by 78%; 14 accidents were decreased to three. The most common area of accidents was the kitchen area (58.8%), and burns was the most common accident (35.3%). Most of the employees deemed "enough staff" as the most major factor for good foodservice. "High indoor temperature and poor ventilation in the kitchen area" was chosen as the most common problem in the foodservice workplace. Taken together, our study quantitatively evaluated safety issues in hospital foodservice kitchen areas and provides a basis for the development of a safety manual for kitchen accident prevention.
doi:10.14373/jkda.2016.22.1.13 fatcat:c3jfryhc7bfjzifok7qtkd3i2i