Author Archives: Greg Bailey, Society Insurance Risk Control Representative

About Greg Bailey, Society Insurance Risk Control Representative

Greg joined Society Insurance in 2018 as a Risk Control Representative. Prior to that, he served fourteen years in the U.S. Air Force as a Fuels Specialist. His duties included the role of Safety Manager for his unit with oversight of petroleum and logistics operations. Greg earned his A.S. degree in Logistics from Community College of the Air Force and is currently pursuing his bachelor's degree in Safety Management at Indiana State University.

How to Prevent Burns in the Kitchen

Restaurants are fast paced environments with many opportunities for an employee to receive a burn injury. The Burn Foundation estimates that 12,000 burns occur annually in the Food Service Industry. A third-degree burn can be produced from a temperature of 150⁰ F with one second of exposure and many items in a common kitchen are well in excess of 150⁰ F. Burns can leave a business shorthanded while an employee is healing and lead to increased workers compensation or liability costs. Care should be taken to ensure the safety of employees.

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Importance of Class K Fire Extinguishers

Restaurant kitchen fires can lead to employee and customer injuries, total destruction of your building, and may place a significant financial burden on your business until operations are restored. From 2007 to 2011, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has reported 32,272 non-residential cooking equipment fires which have resulted in 21 fatalities, 428 injuries and $185 million in property damage.

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