Restaurants can be dangerous places for workers. Hot equipment and oil, sharp knives, heavy lifting, hot work areas, and slippery floors are common in restaurants.
The most frequent injuries and illnesses among restaurant workers include:
Fortunately, most of these injuries can be avoided. There are things that owners and managers can do to promote safety where they work and there are things that employees can do to protect themselves. See the brochures below for tips for health and safety tips for both workers and employers: