Hospitality - Hotel, Restaurant and Kitchen

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Sep 30, 2019
The Threat of Violence Remains All Too Real for Fast-Food Workers

This article summarizes findings shared by the nonprofit National Employment Law Project, in a report released earlier this year titled “Behind the Arches: How McDonald’s Fails to Protect Workers From Workplace Violence.

Source: Grub Street

May 28, 2019
How mental health checks may help restaurant workers temper destructive stress

The Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) shares how after a series of high-profile suicides last year, one restaurant owner in Sacramento, California, decided to confront a problem plaguing kitchens around the country.

Source: PBS

Mar 21, 2019
Reducing the risk of propane explosions in food trucks

Explosions in food trucks can occur when propane leaks from equipment or a fuel tank, builds up inside a truck, and ignites. This bulletin discusses how explosion hazards can develop and how food truck owners and operators can reduce the risks.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Mar 29, 2018
Kitchen safety showdown (video)

Chefs compete to see who’s got the chops when it comes to restaurant safety. Learn how to avoid common kitchen injuries, including burns and cuts, muscle strains and falls, and hazardous chemicals and equipment. For more info, go to

Source: SAIF

Jan 25, 2017
National Restaurant Association

National Restaurant Association

Source: National Restaurant Association

Jan 25, 2017
Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Source: ORA

Jan 25, 2017
International Hotel & Restaurant Association

International Hotel & Restaurant Association

Source: IH-RA

Jan 25, 2017 is a gateway website that provides links to selected government food safety-related information.


Jan 25, 2017
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

Source: FDA

Jan 25, 2017
More food safety links from MEDLINEplus

More food safety links from MEDLINEplus.