Hospitality - Hotel, Restaurant and Kitchen

Food Service

Date Added Resource Source
Aug 2015

Health and Safety Report: Food Trucks: Putting Fire Safety on the Menu

These kitchens on wheels are rolling up to curbsides everywhere, delivering fresh, inventive and convenient food fare to hungry customers. Food trucks share many of the features typical of a restaurant kitchen but come with the added safety concerns of packing everything, including a power and fuel supply, into the confines of a vehicle.

Sep 2009

Oregon OSHA Hazard Alert: Restaurant Hazards (PDF)

As one of the nation’s biggest employment sectors, restaurant workers comprise one of the largest groups of workers injured in the U.S. each year. Regardless of how careful you work, your business may still experience an illness or injury that could have been avoided. Reduce your losses by implementing safe operating practices and training your employees to recognize and control hazards.

(Oregon OSHA)
Feb 2006

HSE information sheet - Preventing back pain and other aches and pains to kitchen and food service staff (PDF)

This guidance provides information provided by UK Health & Safety Executive on significant risk areas to look for and offers practical examples of solutions that you can apply in your workplace.

Jun 2005

Preventing slips and trips in kitchens and in food service (PDF)

Slips and trips are the most common cause of major accidents at work. The costs to industry are substantial at £512 million per year, not counting the incalculable human cost and suffering to those injured.

Dec 2016

Susan Harwood Training Grant Materials: Housekeeper ergonomics

The grantee provided training for workers and employers on musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and ergonomic principles in the hotel industry. Training materials include PowerPoint presentation and handouts in English and Spanish.

Jan 2007

Restaurant Supervisor Safety Training Program - Safety Tip Sheets (PDF)

Designed to be used by employees as part of the Restaurant Safety Training activity, these tip sheets can also be used by managers to identify new protective measures you can put in place, or issues to emphasize in employee training. Also available in Spanish.

Oct 2005

Restaurant Safety Training Guide (PDF)

This short training program is designed to help you work together with your staff to design a creative, simple health and safety plan for your restaurant. The Restaurant Supervisor Safety Training Program was developed by the Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) at the University of California, Berkeley, with funding from the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation and from the State Compensation Insurance Fund. This program is part of the Commission’s Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Plan (WOSHTEP).


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