- Prevent injuries
- Be a leader
- Chemical and other health hazards
- Promote health
- Plan for emergencies
- Industry-specific topics
- Agricultural educators
- Forklifts (powered industrial trucks)
- Health care
- Small animal handling
- Temp Workers
- Young workers
- Video library
- SAIF posters and forms
Hospitality and restaurant safety
Millions of Americans work in the restaurant and hospitality industry, especially teens and young adults. Learn how to recognize common hazards and prevent injuries, including burns, cuts, and back pain.
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.
Restaurants and kitchens
Knife and blade handling [PDF]
Do you know the 10 tips for preventing cuts?
These posters provide tips to prevent injuries in kitchens. They are formatted to print at 11 x 17.
- Prevent burns [Spanish]
- Prevent chemical exposures [Spanish]
- Prevent cuts [Spanish]
- Prevent equipment and electrical injuries [Spanish]
- Prevent slips and falls [Spanish]
- Prevent strains and sprains [Spanish]
Preventing cuts and amputations from food slicers and meat grinders (OSHA) [PDF]
This quick guide describes the main hazards from operating food slicers and meat grinders and offers best practices for preventing cuts and amputations.
Kitchen safety videos (WorkSafe BC)
Stream these short videos that provide tips for common kitchen hazards.
Safety training materials (University of California, Berkeley) [PDF]
Help employees gain the skills they need to recognize common restaurant hazards and prevent injuries and illnesses.
eTool | Restaurant safety (OSHA)
Many teens' first job is in the restaurant industry. This interactive eTool about young workers includes information, posters, and quizzes to help them stay safe.
Restaurant safety resources (Washington State Department of Labor & Industries)
A variety of resources to help train young workers and others in the restaurant industry
Fast food delivery safety tips (Massachusetts Safety Officers League) [PDF]
Robberies and assaults are a frequent hazard for delivery drivers. Find out what you can do to protect them.
Kitchen safety showdown
Posters (11 x 17):
Burns [Spanish] (PDF)
Chemical exposures [Spanish] (PDF)
Cuts [Spanish] (PDF)
Equipment/electrical accidents [Spanish] (PDF)
Strains and sprains [Spanish] (PDF)
Slips, trips and falls [Spanish] (PDF)
For more info, go to https://www.saif.com/kitchensafety
DVD (no streaming available)
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