On Tuesday June 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Washington Liquor Control Board and Orcas Island Prevention Partnership will be offering the annual summer training on alcohol and tobacco laws at the Orcas Island Fire Hall Conference Room. The training reviews the Washington state laws regarding the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors and places a special emphasis on checking IDs accurately, refusing sales to intoxicated customers, and promoting increased comfort in knowing when to ask for identification. This training does not qualify the restaurant and bar staff for their Mandatory Alcohol Servers Training (MAST) but does increase employee and business skills in accurately reading identification and refusing sales as needed.
Last year the businesses who sent employees to this training were 100 percent in compliance with the laws when they received unannounced undercover compliance checks. Regular training does allow businesses to maintain high standards regarding the sale of alcohol and tobacco and the service of alcohol and to support a safe and healthy community. For further information, you may contact Orcas Island Prevention Partnership at 360-376.1547.