Restaurant and kitchen 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, back pain and strains/sprains.
Restaurants and kitchens
Restaurant and kitchen safety tips
A great overview of common kitchen hazards and includes ways to address them.
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)
This quick guide describes the main hazards from operating food slicers and meat grinders and offers best practices for preventing cuts and amputations.
Crisis management resources for hotels and restaurants (Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association)
This page has resource links to help employers with multiple workplace challenges such as mental health, sexual harassment, and natural disasters.
Kitchen safety videos (WorkSafe BC)
Stream these short videos that provide tips for common kitchen hazards.
Safety training materials (University of California, Berkeley)
Help employees gain the skills they need to recognize common restaurant hazards and prevent injuries and illnesses.
Restaurant safety resources (Washington State Department of Labor & Industries)
A variety of resources to help train young workers and others in the restaurant industry.
Propane safety for food trucks and other mobile kitchens (WorkSafe BC)
Food truck safety fact sheet and checklist (National Fire Protection Association)
Kitchen safety showdown
Kitchen safety game
For more info, go to https://www.saif.com/kitchensafety