OSHA Oven Safety Inspection

Reading Thermal performs oven safety inspections to help customers comply with OSHA regulations. Regardless of who built your industrial oven, our team has the expertise to profile and inspect it with the SCORPION® 2 Profiling System.

Reading Thermal has specialized in measuring and understanding the commercial baking process for more than 25 years. We manufacture and support the SCORPION® 2 Profiling System, a standard in the baking industry.

The SCORPION® 2 enables you to monitor actual in-process oven conditions and get the information you need to correct problems and maintain optimum process control.  This powerful diagnostic tool is essential for understanding and improving your proofing, baking, cooling and freezing processes.

Oven Safety Inspection

Reading Thermal performs oven safety inspections to bring customers into compliance with regulations adopted by OSHA as set forth in Standard 29 CFR Bakery Equipment 1910.263(L)(9)(ii).

“All safety devices on ovens shall be inspected at intervals of not less than twice a month by an especially appointed, properly instructed bakery employee, and not less than once a year by representatives of the oven manufacturers.”

We are qualified to perform oven safety inspections on most commercial ovens, regardless of manufacturer.

  • All safety devices on the oven are checked against Reading Thermal’s multi-point Equipment Inspection Check List.
  • You are required to make the oven’s electrical control diagrams available and to assign one maintenance person who is familiar with the equipment and specific functions of the controls. It is very helpful if this person is the one who performs your biweekly inspections.
  • We perform benchmark profiling of your oven using the state-of-the-art SCORPION® Data Logging Measurement System.
  • We provide a detailed Oven Safety Inspection Report to be filed with customer safety records. The report will contain the inspection results and oven benchmark profiles.

When you rely on Reading Thermal for safety inspections, you can be confident that you are complying with OSHA regulations. You will also get a benchmark of oven performance with SCORPION® profiles of temperature, air velocity, and heat flux, providing a baseline for yearly comparisons. Our inspections can also help you avoid issues with your insurance carrier by documenting the operation of all safety devices.

Profiling Service

If you are experiencing inconsistent product quality, moisture retention, uneven bakes, or low production capacity, Reading Thermal offers the SCORPION® Profiling Service to help customers with problem-solving at their own locations.

The state-of-the-art SCORPION® Data Logging Measurement System collects thermal profiles of temperature (air, band, product), air velocity, heat flux, and humidity. We are available to analyze a single line or perform multi-line comparison studies to determine what is causing problematic processing conditions and help you find solutions.

Contact Reading Thermal online or call our headquarters in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2 to learn more about our OSHA oven inspection services.