Studies show that a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to overall health, decreasing blood flow and creating joint issues from posture. Though you can’t control how your employees take care of themselves off hours, you can instill a workplace culture that values their health through small but effective changes that encourage movement. Employee health and wellbeing is one of the 9 Pillars of Employee Engagement. The wellness benefits of encouraging employee movement are numerous.(more…)
Restaurants and commercial kitchens are filled with equipment that have the potential to cause injuries such as crushed or maimed hands, severe burns, and more. Workplace accidents happen all the time – over 5,000 people died while on-the-job in 2018. This is why organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were created: to prevent workplace injuries by improving conditions and safety regulations. One of the most vital workplace safety requirements is machine safeguarding.
Visit our Risk Control Library for additional safety resources for restaurants.(more…)
Sustainability continues to be a major topic of discussion in most industries. According to Pew Research, two-thirds of adults in the U.S. think we should be doing more to care for the environment and eliminate waste. The restaurant industry has struggled with this harsh reality for decades. In fact, restaurants are some of the largest contributors to food waste due to FDA regulations against reusing of food items.
America’s service industry is experiencing harassment at a higher rate than workers in other industries. According to Eater, ‘More than 170,000 claims were filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) between 1995 and 2016. Of those, 83% came from women. Just over 10,000 claims were filed by employees of full-service restaurants. An additional 1,000 came from those who work in other types of eating establishments, including bars or limited-service restaurants; around 800 claims came from agricultural workers.’ Below we discuss 5 tips for harassment prevention in the service industry.
Interested in learning more on this topic? Read, ‘Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.’(more…)
Employee drug testing programs continue to be a hot topic and are essential for most businesses—the restaurant and hospitality industry is no exception. Are they legal? Do employers have to have an employee drug testing policy? Or what if you own multiple businesses in different states? Do the rules change? Below we cover some of the most common questions surrounding employee drug testing and workers’ compensation benefits.Employee drug testing programs continue to be a hot topic and are essential for most businesses—the restaurant and hospitality industry is no exception. Are they legal? Do employers have to have an employee drug testing policy? Or what if you own multiple businesses in different states? Do the rules change? Below we cover some of the most common questions surrounding employee drug testing and workers’ compensation benefits.(more…)
Proper floor safety precautions are crucial in preventing the bulk of workplace accidents. It may not seem like it, but having the right floor mats and having them placed strategically throughout the building can be an effective mitigation tool for employee and customer slips and falls.(more…)
Discovering water damage at your business is a huge headache! It can also lead to structural damage, mold, costly repairs and lost revenue. Use these water damage prevention measures below to protect your livelihood from flooding and freezing damage.(more…)
The food truck industry has grown into a $1.1 billion behemoth of an industry in 2020, according to IBIS. Recent research credits many factors to the rise of the food truck industry with one being that consumers love being able to obtain gourmet food options at a fraction of the price. This may sound enticing when thinking about starting an entrepreneurial food truck business; however, starting a successful business is much easier said than done.
Are you wondering what you need to do to start a successful food truck business? Start by creating a thorough business plan. Here are a few things that your food truck business plan must include:(more…)
When businesses are closed for a period of time, water and air conditioning may be shut off to conserve resources. In doing so, the warmth and lack of clean water flow is the right formula for the growth of potentially dangerous microbes, including the bacteria that contributes to Legionnaires’ disease. Any commercial facility vacated or underutilized for more than three weeks, according to health experts and government officials, is at risk for a Legionnaires’ outbreak.(more…)