On January 30, OSU Prevention Programs will be hosting Responsible Beverage Service and Sales (RBSS) for Okmulgee County.
Set at the Henryetta civic center at 10 a.m., the free training session is for merchants and workers who sell or serve alcohol or 3.2 point beer. “Prevention of Youth Access to Alcohol Act" is an Oklahoma state law that protects youth from the harmful effects of alcohol use by making it illegal to provide or sell alcohol or low point beer to anyone under the age of 21. This law is continually being enforced by law enforcement agencies. If this harmful substance is sold to a person under the legal age, the contributor will face legal consequences consisting of an expensive citation, possible jail time, and/or felony charges.
Merchant training is an opportunity for all alcohol sellers and servers to learn about Oklahoma state laws. Sellers and servers include store clerks, restaurant wait staff, bartenders, managers, employers, and owners of any alcohol vender located in Okmulgee County. The training will also provide important tips on how and why it is important to implement safe practices when selling alcohol and 3.2 beer.
Those attending will receive information packets and light refreshments. Anyone wishing to attend or seeking more information should call OSU Prevention Programs at 918-756-1248.