Young Worker Safety in Restaurants
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Easy Dos and Don'ts - Rights

  • Know your rights. You have a right to a safe and healthful workplace.

  • Follow your employer's safety and health rules and use all provided protective equipment.

  • Ask questions until you feel you can safely do the job.

  • Follow the law and work only the hours and the types of jobs permitted by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Be afraid to speak up if you have a question or feel endangered at work or notice a safety hazard at work.

  • Operate equipment forbidden by law such as forklifts, meat slicers, and bakery machines.

  • Come to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Perform tasks you are not trained to do.


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