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Four Common Restaurant Safety Risks

Feb 13 2019

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.9 million workplace injuries were reported in 2015. Of that 2.9 million, nearly 2.8 million (a staggering 97 percent) of those injuries occurred in service industries including restaurants, bars and coffee shops.  On-the-job injuries and illnesses can have many negative effects including lower employee productivity and morale, increased workers’ compensation claims and fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for unsafe working conditions. With such staggering statistics, it’s important for restaurant owners to foster a safe workplace.

One of the best ways to reduce the likelihood of a workplace accident is to identify common causes and implement proper safety measures.

Here are four common risks restaurant owners can address to make their businesses safer.

  1. Slips, Trips, and Falls
  2. Hazardous Materials
  3. Cuts and Lacerations
  4. Burns

For more detail on how to prevent these risks in your restaurant, read more at https://www.employers.com/resources/blog/2018/four-common-restaurant-safety-risks