05/02/2005

Teen workers in restaurants

The US-American OSHA recently published a new electronic tool highlighting
safety and health issues for young workers in restaurants.

Restaurants and other eating and drinking businesses are many teens' first work
experience . OSHA is providing the eTool to help youth working in the
restaurant industry to be safe and healthy on the job. The eTool* describes
common hazards and potential safety solutions for teen workers and employers in
the restaurant industry. It features:


  • Serving
           
    • Strains/Sprains
    • Slips/Trips/Falls
          
    • Burns/Scalds 
              
    • Workplace Violence
              
    • Cuts/Knives

  • Clean-up
            
    • Electrical Hazards
              
    • Strains/Sprains
              
    • Hazardous Chemicals
              
    • Slips/Trips/Falls
              
    • Burns/Scalds
              
    • Cuts

  • Drive-thru
            
    • Noise
              
    • Strains/Sprains
              
    • Workplace Violence
              
    • Prolonged Standing
              
    • Car Exhaust

  • Cooking
            
    • Deep Fat Fryers
              
    • Burns
              
    • Strains/Sprains
              
    • Fire Hazards
              
    • Heat Hazards
              
    • Slips/Trips/Falls
              
    • Electrical

  • Food Preparation
            
    • Machine Guarding
              
    • Knives/Cuts
              
    • Kitchen Equipment
              
    • Strains/Sprains
              
    • Slips/Trips/Falls

 
With this the e-tool places youth worker safety and health materials at your
fingertips.

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety & Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor