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.
Provides references that aid in recognizing the hazards that are present for young workers in restaurants.
Provides information about possible solutions for the workplace hazards faced by young workers in restaurants.