Baker Street Pub and Grill, TapWerks Ale House & Café, and Olive Garden are among businesses in Oklahoma City that are committed to getting their managers and staff educated and trained on how to recognize intoxication and prevent sales to minors. Responsible Beverage Sales and Service (RBSS) training creates an environment of responsible hospitality and alcohol sales throughout Oklahoma County. After receiving the training, staff will understand the risks and dangers associated with underage drinking and excessive drinking. Staff will learn their legal and social responsibilities and how to protect themselves. Responsible Beverage Sales and Service training is provided at no cost and limits the businesses’ liability, by providing workers the skills and knowledge they need to meet contractual standards set by their licensures.
The ENDUI (End DUIs) statewide campaign is fostering awareness about the dangers of driving while under the influence of all substances. Oklahoma City alone experienced 1,453 alcohol related car crashes in 2012; a 75% increase from 2009. With the collaboration of legislators, police officials, substance abuse and prevention leaders, stronger enforcement and community education has begun to be implemented. Some businesses in the metro OKC area have recognized their share in this community effort and are joining the initiative to make our roads and communities a safe place by receiving the RBSS training.
Saving lives is a community mission, one which businesses like Baker Street Pub and Grill, TapWerks Ale House & Café, and Olive Garden recognize. All establishments are encouraged to sign up for this free training. Taking this training will not cost you a dime, however, not taking advantage of this opportunity can cost you significantly- Limit your Liability! If you or someone you know owns, operates or manages an establishment that serves or sells alcohol, contact Melvin Roberts, Eagle Ridge Institute Prevention Specialist, at 405-463-7539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.