Fact Sheet

Safety in the Use of Kitchen Equipment

Having kitchen facilities in an office setting can be a convenience or a hazard. Even if the facility is simply a staff break room with refrigerator, microwave oven, sink and dishwasher, it is important to ensure that equipment is appropriate for the setting, and is installed and maintained properly.

Nature of the Hazard

Here are some examples of the hazards associated with kitchen or break room facilities:



Oliver, Barbara B., Managing Facility Risks — 10 Steps to Safety, Nonprofit Risk Management Center, Washington, DC, 2004

Kitchen Equipment Checklist