We are looking for ways to make our Café more worker safe. The biggest problems we have identified are that: we have traditional tampers, and a milk fridge under our espresso machine.
Personally, I’m old and falling apart, so everything hurts. After 25 years in the food service industry, I have a litany of aches/problems/muscle complaints. Several surgeries on my hands, chronic inflammation of overused joints, etc.
The point is, I don’t really wish carpal tunnel, or repetitive back injuries on anyone in the world.
What sort of newfangled devices are available, and what sort of clever work tips have you all come up with to minimize the strain on the barista body?
Keep in mind that we are located in the US, and we are not interested in getting any milk fridge things that would force us to change our milk. We buy from a local distributor, and love our milk in a near unnatural way.
Thanks for any info/tips!