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Why is summer an increased time for restaurant injuries?

A spike in workplace injuries usually occurs during the summer months due to new and temporary workers, including a large group of younger workers. Learn why it is important to implement restaurant safety tips to help reduce the risk of injury for these seasonal workers and throughout the entire year.

Keeping restaurant workers safe in the summer

For most teenagers and young adults, summertime means a break from the books and long hours of studying. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to kick back and relax during those long, hot days. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), between April and July 2022, the number of employed youth aged 16 to 24 years old rose by 12.9% or 22.9 million younger workers. Whether these young people have a goal to save money for things like a car or college tuition, or to simply occupy their days while on break from the classroom, many find themselves working in the restaurant industry. In fact, many young workers’ first job experience is in some type of food establishment.

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