Bakeries

The self-check “safety and health in the enterprise”

The Berufsgenossenschaft Nahrungsmittel und Gaststätten (BGN) offers free of charge a self-check „safety and health in the enterprise“ as a web-app which can be used with each modern smartphone with up-dated browser.

With the self-check every entrepreneur of the BGN-branches can find out which significance the topics safety and health at work do have in their enterprise and if these topics have already been integrated in the daily work. This check is not time-consuming: about 30 minutes of process time and for evaluation.

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A video explaining exposure to mould in inner rooms

Give the chop to mould!

Allergies to mould are an important health topic for bakers with allergic asthma and/or rhinopathy respectively rhinokonjunctivitis. It is the tasks of the employer to assure the protection against all hazards at the workplace caused by biological working materials. Besides the hazards arising at the workplace mould can also be of importance for your health in the private living environment.

Bakers suffering asthma but also other injured persons risk in the case of a high exposure to mould in the private environment that the allergic respiratory disease get worse. In about every tenth home damages caused by mould formation are found.

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Dust control!

Ben and Becky work together in a bakery and find themselves in a flour dust-competition. Flour dust arises when working in the bakery. It strains the airways and can at worst cause respiratory diseases and skin problems. Health hazards due to flour dust can be significantly reduced by preventive action. Therefore in this flour dust-competition points are earned for the right, low-dust working methods.

Ben and Becky show you how it works!

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Give the chop to mould!