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#1 veruca

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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?

 

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#2 SQFconsultant

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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.


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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.  


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