National Restaurant Association Announces ServSafe Workplace

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ServSafe Workplace will offer training programs focused on creating and sustaining a positive work environment for the restaurant and hospitality industries, reports Amelia Levin

The new platform on the US National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe program will focus on the mitigation and management of issues associated with the work and safety of employees, in both restaurants and hospitality. It is being unveiled with multiple webinars on preventing sexual harassment that will be available to the entire industry, at no charge, during the summer months.

The comprehensive suite of training programs is poised to equip employees and managers with the information they need to help manage emerging risks and advance the positive culture of the foodservice and hospitality industries. In partnership with the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance, ServSafe Workplace will also be expanded to include training to help managers and their teams identify and manage unconscious bias in the workplace later this year.

Respect and support

“We condemn sexual harassment. Period,” Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association said in a statement.

“Tipped, hourly, and salary workers all deserve the same level of respect and support. It does not matter if the harasser is a customer, a colleague or a manager, it will not be tolerated. Our industry – like so many others – is confronting this challenge as our collective awareness has increased about this problem in society. ServSafe Workplace is designed to help prevent and respond to this behavior in the workplace.”

Amelia Levin