I just had our USDA inspector here in the plant and he observed an employee outside in the parking lot with a hairnet on eating lunch in their car. I know this is unacceptable so I have issued a corrective action for all employees to not wear a hairnet outside the plant premises. Our employees are required to wear aprons as well and they are required to remove those aprons when using the restoom, outside, lunch room ect. Should the same rules apply to hairnets? However, our shipping and receiving area is outside as well and it is enclosed by a gate around the perimeter of the plant. Our shipping and receiving crew goes in the warehouse and outside the plant in the docking area quite a lot. Is it okay for them to wear their hairnets outside in the docking area or should that rule apply to them as well. Is it okay for them to put the hairnet in their pockets when outside then back on their heads as they re-enter the plant.
Please let me know your thoughts?
Thank you in advance,