Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
- - - - -

Radios in Work Spaces

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 veruca


    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 7 posts
  • 0 thanks

  • United States
    United States

Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:20 PM

What is the general view or is there a regulation for radios/music in work areas? We do not use a lot of loud machinery and our work areas are divided. We do prohibit phones/headphones/etc but have some areas where we have a radio. Pros? Cons? Hazards? Forbid them or allow throughout the plant? Food safety standpoint?



  • 0

#2 SQFconsultant



  • IFSQN Principal
  • 644 posts
  • 116 thanks

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:We specialize in helping food, logistic & packaging companies to develop & implement SQF, GFCP & IFS systems in the USA, Costa Rica, Panama and the Caribbean Islands.

Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:39 PM

I see radio's less and less, but where I do see them they are controlled in that they are positioned so as not to become a hazard, included on pre-operational checks as included on foreign material audits, checked for pest infestation, cleaniness, etc.


These days I see more piped in music than radio's allowing management to have control, plus you get to skip all of the above.

  • 0

Warm regards,


Glenn Oster


SQF Registered Consultant - Certified for 29 FSC's

Serving clients in: USA, Costa Rica, Panama & Caribbean Islands

International Toll-Free: 800-546-1452





#3 sqflady


    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 58 posts
  • 16 thanks

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wisconsin

Posted 17 January 2018 - 01:04 PM

FDA does not consider them to be a cleanable item due to holes in the speakers.  I would say it depends on where they are and what type of product you are working with.  

  • 0

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users