Young Workers – Restaurant Safety
The United States has more of its youth in the workforce than any other developed country in the world. Young workers suffer a disproportionate share of injuries and fatalities, especially in the first year on the job. In 2017, 22 youths under 18 died from work-related injuries and another 27,070 were sickened or injured. The service industry ranks highest among US industries for injury in workers ages 16-19.
Restaurant safety for young workers is addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry.
- Preventing Cuts and Amputations from Food Slicers and Meat Grinders. OSHA Fact Sheet 3794, (May 2015).
- Hospital. OSHA eTool. Identifies hazards and controls in the hospital industry and healthcare industry.
- Dietary. Includes examples of hazards in kitchen areas.