home
RSS
Restaurant workers show up sick
February 17th, 2011
12:32 PM ET

Restaurant workers show up sick

One out of eight restaurant workers has come to work at least twice in the past year while suffering from diarrhea or vomiting, according to a new survey of workers in nine states.

That’s 12% of all workers, an increase over the 5% of workers found in previous studies, according to study author Dr. Steven Sumner, the study’s lead author and a resident in internal medicine at Duke University Hospital. The study is published in The Journal of Food Protection.

One reason workers work while vomiting or experiencing diarrhea is many restaurants don’t have paid sick leave, so if a worker stays home, he or she doesn’t get paid.

The National Restaurant Association has fought required paid sick leave. In a statement to CNN, the association said, “There is no greater priority for the restaurant industry than food safety.”

It didn’t matter much whether the restaurant was fast food or sit-down, whether the workers spoke English, whether a chain or independent, or whether the food was American or ethnic.

Busier restaurants – those that served more than 300 meals on a busy day - were more likely to have workers that worked sick.

"It may be if you're working in a busy place your manager is less likely to send you home, or you may feel bad to leave your coworker stranded on a busy shift," Sumner said.

Sick workers can infect restaurant patrons by touching food or utensils without first washing their hands.

Foodborne illness kills 5,000 people annually, according to the study authors, and sickens some 76 million.


soundoff (632 Responses)
  1. RV Repairs Nearby

    http://www.vi.paltalk.com/client/webapp/client/External.wmt?url=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/camper-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    June 15, 2021 at 06:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. RV Repair Shops Nearby

    I couldnít refrain from commenting. Very well written!

    https://www.haltern-am-see.de/Inhalte/Startseite/Tourismus/Sport_Freizeit/Vereine/index.asp?db=17&form=RedirectAction&redirecturl=ocrvcenter.com/ambulance-repair-near-me&druckansicht=ja

    June 15, 2021 at 11:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. RV Repair Near Me Now

    Howdy! This post couldnít be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept talking about this. I'll forward this post to him. Pretty sure he's going to have a very good read. Many thanks for sharing!

    https://pichak.net/verification/index.php?n=39&url=http://ocrvcenter.com/service-truck-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    June 15, 2021 at 20:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Camper Repair Near Me

    https://www.autocar.co.nz/Redirect.aspx?destination=https://ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-interior-remodeling-near-me

    June 15, 2021 at 21:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Sprinter Repair Shops Near Me

    I absolutely love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you develop this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as Iím looking to create my own personal website and would like to find out where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called. Cheers!

    http://www.slack-redir.net/link?url=http://www.drginaloudon.com/2010/09/why-we-must-never-forget-september-11th-2001/

    June 16, 2021 at 00:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. RV Repair Nearby

    Hey there! I simply wish to offer you a big thumbs up for your excellent info you've got here on this post. I will be coming back to your site for more soon.

    https://www.friscowebsites.com/Redirect.aspx?destination=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-tarzana-california

    June 16, 2021 at 01:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. RV Repair Santa Ana

    Hello, I think your website could possibly be having internet browser compatibility problems. When I take a look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in I.E., it's got some overlapping issues. I just wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Other than that, great website!

    http://vi.paltalk.com/client/webapp/client/External.wmt?url=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-universal-city-california

    June 16, 2021 at 02:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. RV Repair Around Me

    Hello there! This post could not be written much better! Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this. I most certainly will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

    http://wtk.db.com/777554543598768/optout?redirect=http://localartistsnearme.com/product-category/decor/

    June 16, 2021 at 07:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. RV Repairs Nearby

    http://www.loome.net/demo.php?url=http://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-la-quinta-california/

    June 16, 2021 at 07:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Camper Repairs Near Me

    I'd like to thank you for the efforts you've put in penning this blog. I'm hoping to view the same high-grade content from you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own website now 😉

    https://dmca.com/Protection/Status.aspx?ID=edc817fd-d796-4c84-abb8-d1cb5b2e3719&refurl=https://soulkids.org/blog/soulkids-is-delighted-to-introduce-our-ambassadors/www.wichitafallspainters.com/www.berkeleycapainters.com/www.berkeleycapainters.com/www.wichitafallspainters.com/www.morenoroofs.com

    June 16, 2021 at 07:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. RV Repair Orange County California

    You've made some really good points there. I looked on the web for additional information about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this site.

    https://migrantcinema.net.gridhosted.co.uk/?URL=http://ocrvcenter.com/rv-fabrication-repair-near-me

    June 16, 2021 at 11:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Camper Repairs Near Me

    https://www.prodesigns.com/redirect?url=http://hootnholler.net/another-covid-19-surge-is-avoidable-top-health-officials-say-heres-what-could-fuel-or-curb-another-spike-cnn/

    June 16, 2021 at 11:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. RV Repair Mission Viejo

    http://www.funai.gov.br/index.php/component/finder/search?q=http://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-buena-park-california/

    June 16, 2021 at 11:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. urologist near me

    Great post. I will be experiencing some of these issues as well..

    https://cn-eximus.biz/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://ocrvcenter.com/

    June 16, 2021 at 14:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. propane refill near me

    http://www.traynergroup.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://ocrvcenter.com/

    June 16, 2021 at 14:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. groceries near me

    https://eastendgarage.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvcenter.com

    June 16, 2021 at 14:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. dsw near me

    When I initially commented I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a means you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

    https://www.tembwe.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.ocrvcenter.com/

    June 16, 2021 at 14:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. bike shops near me

    http://dfp-sales.org/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://ocrvcenter.com/

    June 16, 2021 at 14:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. thai food near me

    Itís difficult to find knowledgeable people for this topic, but you sound like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks

    https://www.epithelia.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=https://ocrvcenter.com/

    June 16, 2021 at 16:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. electronics store near me

    https://www.mediareference.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://www.ocrvcenter.com

    June 16, 2021 at 17:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. apple picking near me

    http://wetmind.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=https://www.ocrvcenter.com

    June 16, 2021 at 18:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. RV Repair

    https://blog.sina.com.tw/url_verify.php?url=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-norwalk-california/

    June 16, 2021 at 22:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. RV Repairs Nearby

    An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment. I think that you need to publish more about this subject matter, it may not be a taboo subject but usually people do not talk about these issues. To the next! Many thanks!!

    http://triathlon.org/?URL=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/workstar-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    June 16, 2021 at 22:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. RV Repair Around Me

    You need to be a part of a contest for one of the best blogs on the net. I will highly recommend this web site!

    http://profil.uniag.sk/pracoviste/predmety.pl?id=56;zpet=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-baldwin-park-california/;lang=en

    June 16, 2021 at 22:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Sprinter Repair Shop Near Me

    http://faseb.org/pdfviewer?loadthis=https://ocrvcenter.com/durastar-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    June 16, 2021 at 22:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. RV Repair Garden Grove

    Itís hard to come by well-informed people about this subject, however, you seem like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks

    http://www.cgi-central.net/r.php?l=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-porter-ranch-california

    June 16, 2021 at 23:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Nearest RV Repair

    I really like it whenever people get together and share thoughts. Great website, keep it up!

    https://www.ww17.intstagram.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-remodel-near-me-2/

    June 17, 2021 at 00:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. printing near me

    I used to be able to find good information from your blog posts.

    https://www.paisleychamber.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvcenter.com/

    June 17, 2021 at 02:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. RV Repair Santa Ana

    http://www.fireprotection.org.nz/Redirect.aspx?destination=ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-mattress-repair-near-me/

    June 17, 2021 at 02:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. RV Repair Shops Near Me Now

    https://www.cbts2.thischurch.org/mod/admin/view-image.php?i=/share/mod_news_images/2767.jpg&ru=ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-manhattan-beach-california

    June 17, 2021 at 12:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. hot springs near me

    http://www.littlekidsbigsteps.net/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=bestservicenearme.com

    June 17, 2021 at 16:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. computer store near me

    That is a good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere. Short but very precise infoÖ Thanks for sharing this one. A must read article!

    http://kaustindustrialaffiliates.org/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=masternearme.com

    June 17, 2021 at 21:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. lumber yards near me

    https://fjb.kaskus.co.id/redirect?url=https://masternearme.com/

    June 17, 2021 at 23:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. oil change near me

    Spot on with this write-up, I honestly think this site needs far more attention. Iíll probably be back again to read through more, thanks for the information!

    http://adforecast.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=bjsnearme.com

    June 18, 2021 at 00:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. chevy dealer near me

    http://emommas.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.reviewnearme.com/

    June 18, 2021 at 00:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. autozone near me

    I'd like to thank you for the efforts you've put in writing this site. I am hoping to see the same high-grade blog posts by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my very own website now 😉

    https://onlineticketseller.com/count/?mode=banner&id=35&url=http://bestservicenearme.com/

    June 18, 2021 at 01:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. garage sales near me

    http://www.bar-b-cueparts.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=bestshopnearme.com

    June 18, 2021 at 01:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. tire places near me

    http://www.rses.org/search/link.aspx?id=3721119&q=http://bjsnearme.com&i=5&mlt=0

    June 18, 2021 at 03:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. bank of america near me

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been conducting a little research on this. And he actually ordered me lunch due to the fact that I found it for him... lol. So let me reword this.... Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to talk about this topic here on your blog.

    http://se03.cside.jp/~webooo/zippo/naviz.cgi?jump=82&url=http://bulknearme.com/

    June 18, 2021 at 05:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. sprint store near me

    Iím impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog thatís equally educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you've hit the nail on the head. The issue is something not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I came across this in my search for something regarding this.

    http://www.ephrataministries.org/link-disclaimer.a5w?vLink=https://www.bestshopnearme.com

    June 18, 2021 at 05:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. RV Repair Huntington Beach

    An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I do think that you need to publish more on this subject matter, it might not be a taboo matter but typically people do not speak about these subjects. To the next! Best wishes!!

    https://southampton.ac.uk/~drn1e09/foaf/visualizer.php?url=http://www.ocrv.club/rv-repair-shop-vista-california/

    June 18, 2021 at 13:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. RV Repairs Nearby

    https://vi.paltalk.com/client/webapp/client/External.wmt?url=ocrv.club/motorhome-cabinet-repair-near-me

    June 18, 2021 at 13:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Sprinter Repair Near Me

    You made some decent points there. I checked on the net to learn more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this website.

    https://dailygood.org/more.php?op=get&url=https://ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-vinyl-wrap-repair-near-me

    June 18, 2021 at 14:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. RV Repair Near Me Now

    https://kuwait-airways.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-leak-repair-near-me

    June 18, 2021 at 16:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. spectrum store near me

    Excellent post. I will be facing a few of these issues as well..

    https://fr.paltalk.com/client/webapp/client/External.wmt?url=https://wholesalenearme.com/

    June 18, 2021 at 16:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. RV Repair Orange County California

    https://www.commissionsoup.com/opts.aspx?t=P6MCR2&u=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-inspection-near-me

    June 18, 2021 at 21:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. RV Repair San Clemente California

    http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/recipe/1304991/2?mbid=HDFD&trackback=http://ocrv.info/rv-furniture-repair-near-me/

    June 18, 2021 at 21:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. RV Repair Places Near Me

    I like it when people get together and share thoughts. Great blog, keep it up!

    https://www.saco.se/EPiServerMail/Public/CheckLink.aspx?url=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/special-offers/

    June 18, 2021 at 23:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Sprinter Repair Costa Mesa

    https://www.migrantcinema.net.gridhosted.co.uk/?URL=http://ocrvmotorsports.com/workstar-collision-repair-shop-near-me/

    June 19, 2021 at 01:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Nearby RV Repairs

    After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is a way you can remove me from that service? Many thanks!

    http://edesk.jp/atp/Redirect.do?url=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-mechanic-near-me/

    June 19, 2021 at 03:36 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.