State Fund to Host Restaurant Health and Safety Workshop in San Francisco

March 6, 2006

California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund will sponsor a free restaurant health and safety workshop in San Francisco to help restaurant supervisors and owners design a comprehensive safety training program and comply with state and federal workplace regulations.

Featured speaker for the seminar – sponsored by State Fund’s San Francisco District Office – is occupational and environmental health educator, Diane Bush, who coordinates the Restaurant Supervisor Safety Training Program at U.C. Berkeley’s Labor Occupational Health Program.

All participants will receive various educational materials including training guides, safety tip sheets and safety orientation checklists.

The workshop is designed to help restaurant supervisors and owners to:
*Meet CAL/OSHA training requirements.
*Engage workers in safety programs.
*Identify ways to prevent injuries.
*Provide a one-hour safety-training seminar tailored to their restaurant.

The workshop is scheduled for March 7th from 2 – 4 p.m. at State Fund’s San Francisco District Office. The office is located at 303 2nd Street, 6th Floor, South Tower in San Francisco. To register, please call (415) 974-8166 or fax a registration form to (415) 344-5646. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.scif.com/safety/SafetySeminars.html.

The workshop is part of a series of educational programs State Compensation Insurance Fund holds throughout the state each year to help employers create safe workplaces, inform them about new workers’ compensation regulations and to reduce workers’ compensation insurance costs.

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