Young Worker Safety in Restaurants
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Easy Dos and Don'ts - Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

  • Wear sturdy shoes with slip-resistant soles and low heels. Lace and tightly tie shoes.

  • Clean up spills immediately. Spot mop only during rush periods.

  • Place caution signs when mopping or when floors are wet. 

  • Use any non-slip matting provided for floors and keep mats clean and in place.

  • Eliminate cluttered or obstructed work areas.

  • Report to your supervisor any blind corners, problem floor surfaces, or hazardous areas.

  • Move too quickly or run.

  • Carry items too tall for you to see over.

  • Store items on the floor that might be tripped on, especially hot items such as oil.

  • Wear pants or clothing that are over-sized, baggy, or extended below shoe level causing a potential trip hazard.

  • Wear leather soles, open toe, platform, high heels, or canvas shoes.

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