Restaurant OSHA Requirements
The United States has more of its youth in the workforce than any other developed country in the world. By the year 2010, 17.8 million youths aged 16-19 will work, up from 16 million in 2000, according to government forecasts. Young workers suffer a disproportionate share of injuries and fatalities, especially in the first year on the job. In 2006, 30 youths under 18 died from work-related injuries.
More than 4 million teens leave their classrooms each summer to find work, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimated that 54,800 work-related injuries and illnesses among youth less than 18 years of age were treated in hospital emergency departments. Because only one-third of work-related injuries are seen in emergency departments, it is likely the actual number of such injuries among working youth is much higher, approximately 160,000 injuries and illnesses each year.
The vast majority of these injuries occur in eating and drinking establishments. The restaurant industry and other retail businesses rank high among US industries for risk of adolescent worker injuries.
1st Response Safety provides local restaurants with safety training for their employees to ensure the OSHA Standards and Guidelines for your business are up to date. Our OSHA Course provides training that is available on site so you can gather your staff at once or you can bring a select group to our facility for training.
OSHA requirements for restaurants information provided by OSHA.gov