Posted on: 27 November 2018
Salmonella is a serious health and safety issue. Special care must be taken to protect food from salmonella contamination. To do that, buffeted peptone water is used while processing food for human consumption. While buffered peptone water isn't considered a serious risk to human, care should still be taken when working with the substance. If you'll be working with buffeted peptone water, here are four safety procedures you should always follow.
1. Always Wear Protective Clothing
If your new job has you working with buffered peptone water, it's important that you always wear protective clothing. To keep yourself protected, you should wear protective gloves, safety goggles and a long-sleeved lab coat. In addition, if your facility has an inadequate ventilation system, you should also wear a protective face mask whenever working with your buffered peptone water.
2. Follow Approved Handling Procedures
When working with buffered peptone water, be sure to follow all approved handling procedures. Improper handling could put you at risk for skin, eye and lung irritation. First, always avoid contact with your skin, mouth or eyes. Second, never eat or drink around your work area. Third, always wash your hands thoroughly after coming in contact with buffered peptide water. Finally, always work in a well-ventilated area.
3. Know Proper Safety Protocol
If this will be your first time working with buffered peptone water, know what the proper safety protocol is for your area. You should also know where the first aid station is prior to beginning your first shift. The first aid area should include a skin and eye wash station. If you don't know how to use the eyewash station, ask for training as soon as possible. Proper training on the eyewash station will allow you to respond rapidly should you splash any buffered peptone water into your eyes.
4. Use Appropriate Disposal Methods
When you're working with buffered peptone water, it's crucial that you use appropriate disposal methods. This water should never be poured down a standard drain. The peptone water could contaminate the water system. Empty containers should never be reused for any purpose. Finally, if you're not familiar with proper disposal methods, ask for specific instructions. Following all appropriate disposal methods will help you avoid environmental hazards and contamination.
Now that you'll be working to keep salmonella out of the food chain, use the safety procedures described above while handling buffered peptone water to avoid injury.Share