Foodservice Worker Safety 2.0

  • 4 topics | 28m 1s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
There are hazards in every workplace. For young and inexperienced workers, food preparation jobs in restaurants, cafeterias, hotels, or schools are often their first jobs. This course explains many of the general safety hazards that workers in the food services industry may be exposed to, including the following: Fire, Burns, Chemicals and Electric Shock; Equipment Hazards and Sharp Objects; Ergonomics; and potential injury due slips, trips and falls. You will learn principles and best practices for avoiding injury when exposed to these types of hazards in your workplace. This course was developed with subject matter expert support provided by Strata-G, LLC, a global professional services company focusing on regulatory compliance, safety and health, infrastructure management and operations, and business services. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review; however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments, location-specific, or facility/process-specific requirements. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify sources of potential fire and burn hazards
  • identify sources of electrical hazards
  • identify sources of chemical hazards
  • recognize actions that may prevent fires, burns, and electrocution in the foodservice environment
  • recognize best practices for avoiding hazards from unguarded kitchen equipment
  • recognize best practices for avoiding hazards from sharp objects in the foodservice environment
  • identify ergonomic hazards faced by foodservice employees
  • recognize actions that help foodservice employees avoid ergonomic hazards
  • recognize hazards that could cause slips, trips, or falls


  • Fire, Burns, Chemicals, and Electric Shock Hazards
  • Equipment and Sharp Object Hazards
  • Ergonomic Hazards
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls