Foodborne diseases are caused by pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Mold and yeast are generally considered spoilage organisms as they cause undesirable changes to the appearance, texture, smell, and taste of the product. However, some instances of mold growth on food represent food safety threats. Determining the difference between when food with mold growth should be discarded, or when the damaged portion can be removed and the rest of the food consumed, is the challenge.
Muskmelons originated in the hot valleys of southwest Asia and today there are numerous botanical varieties of muskmelons including: netted melons, cantaloupe melons, winter (casaba) melons, snake or serpent melons, and mango or lemon melons. Technically, cantaloupes are only those muskmelons with a rough, warty surface and a hard rind; however, the name cantaloupe has been applied to the varieties of muskmelons with a netted pattern on the melon surface.
Objective: Use hand pallet trucks and electric carts safely in the workplace.
Hand pallet trucks and electric carts make moving materials easy. But they need to be used safely to avoid injuries. For this module:
Objective: Identify hazards associated with rotary mowers and methods for reducing those hazards.
Rotary mowers include sit-down mowers and towed mowers. A rotary mower is a useful piece of equipment to landscapers, but misuse can be deadly. For this module:
Objective: Describe the risk of tractor rollovers and effective means to avoid rollovers and minimize rollover injuries.
Tractor rollovers are a critical danger for many landscaping and horticultural services workers. For this module: