Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses among food and beverage servers in 2008
April 01, 2011
In 2008, food and beverage servers age 16 to 19 incurred 3,710 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses, or 14 percent of all nonfatal injuries and illnesses in this occupation. In contrast, in all occupations combined, 16- to 19-year-olds incurred only 3 percent of the nonfatal injuries and illnesses.
The proportion of injuries and illnesses incurred by teenage food and beverage servers (14 percent) was lower than their proportion of employment in this occupation (21 percent).
Food and beverage servers age 20 to 24 incurred 14 percent of the nonfatal injuries and illnesses occurring in this occupation in 2008, compared with 10 percent for all occupations combined.
These data are from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII), which is part of the BLS Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. To learn more, see "Beyond Bad Tipping: Workplace Hazards of Food and Beverage Servers, 2003–08" in the March issue of Compensation and Working Conditions Online.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses among food and beverage servers in 2008 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110401.htm (visited September 01, 2015).
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