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WorkSafe BC Young Worker Safety Can't Wait: Safety Kit for the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
This kit has been developed as a training tool for owners and managers, supervisors, and workers in the tourism and hospitality industry. T
Source: WorkSafe BC
WorkSafe BC Young Worker Safety Can't Wait: Safety Kit for the Tourism and Hospitality Industry (PDF)
This kit has been developed as a training tool for owners and managers, supervisors, and workers in the tourism and hospitality industry. The purpose of this kit is to improve safety in your workplace, thereby reducing injuries and decreasing your WorkSafeBC premiums.
Source: WorkSafe Online
Teen Worker Safety in Restaurants eTool: Electrical Hazards
Teen restaurant workers may be exposed to electric shock or electrocution hazards during clean-up due to contact with various electrical items.
Safety at Work: A Guide for Young Workers in Hospitality (PDF)
Injury statistics show that a high proportion of workers under the age of 24 will be injured during their first year at work. Some of these injuries will result in permanent disability, ongoing pain and in extreme cases death.
Source: WorkCover New South Wales
Teen-worker restaurant safety program materials
The Department of Labor and Industries and the Washington Restaurant Association have conducted a statewide program since 2001 to prevent injuries to teen workers in restaurants.
Teens Working in Food Service (PDF)
According to the U.S. Department of Labor each year over 210,000 teenagers are injured in the workplace, 70,000 are hospitalized, and 70 are killed. With many teenagers employed in the foodservice industry with many safety and health risks, employers should take responsibility for protecting these workers and teen workers should follow the safe work practices set by their employer.
Most Teen Worker Injuries in Restaurants Occur in Fast Food
Adolescent workers injured on the job in the restaurant industry are most likely to be working in fast food establishments, a new study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found.