The next time you dine out or go to a club, see if you can spot safety hazards that cause about 304,000 injuries to workers (including cooks and other kitchen workers; waiters and waitresses; bartenders; managers and supervisors; and delivery drivers) in eating and drinking establishments each year, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's more than 800 injuries every day.

Injuries and illnesses range from minor to serious, and include sprains, strains and tears from heavy lifting and from slipping on wet floors; cuts from knives; and burns from contact with hot fats and oils, water and steam, and heating and cooking machinery.

An occupational fatality occurs almost every other day in eating and drinking places. In 1999, 146 cases were reported, most were homicides.