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7 Steps for Practicing Commercial Fryer Safety

This entry is part of 18 in the series Safe With Society

Using a deep fryer in a commercial kitchen can be a dangerous and daunting task. Fried food is popular in the U.S. and it’s no secret that the deep fryer is a cornerstone of most restaurant kitchens in America. Commercial fryers typically hold around six gallons of piping hot oil at a temperature of 375 degrees, making it immensely important to handle with care.

Whether you are churning out french fries to accompany a burger or fancy crab cakes, it’s important to train and empower employees to operate this dangerous piece of equipment safely.

Read, ‘Fire Prevention Maintenance for Deep Fryers

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How to Stay Safe While Working From Home

This entry is part 1 of 18 in the series Safe With Society

More employees are working remotely from home than ever before. We’ve discussed the challenges of keeping remote staff engaged, but have you considered the unique hazards for employees working from home? They may not be as obvious, but there are several potential hazards and risks that remote employees should be aware of when working from home.

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Safeguarding Your Outdoor Dining Area

This entry is part 2 of 18 in the series Safe With Society

People enjoy spending time outdoors to lower stress and boost their mood. The same can be said for dining – you may attract more customers to your restaurant with outdoor seating. Serving customers in an outdoor space may be appealing, but it’s not as simple as just taking a few tables and chairs outside the main building. Below are a few tips to make sure that you’re providing the best experience possible to your patrons. Before taking any action, it is recommended to consult with all local authorities, your attorney, and your insurance agent.

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5 Tips for Driving at Night

This entry is part 3 of 18 in the series Safe With Society

Did you know that the second-most dangerous time to drive is at night between 7 – 10:00 p.m.? Although, on average, people only do one quarter of their driving at night, around 50% of all traffic deaths occur during this time. If your job entails driving at night or for long distances – for example, a rideshare or delivery driver – it’s important to keep reading these 5 tips to stay safe while driving at night.

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Basic Hazards Associated with Meat Smoking

This entry is part 4 of 18 in the series Safe With Society

The restaurant industry has always been one of the most highly competitive fields. New restaurants open on a regular basis, driving others to explore creative options to keep their customers happy. This is often accomplished by expanding menus and exploring alternate cooking methods. In recent years, meat smoking has grown in popularity and the once regional staple can now be found offered in various restaurants across the country. Without question, a meat smoker may be responsible for some of your favorite tender, flavor-filled recipes. It’s an incredible asset and moneymaker, but it can also be hazardous if not properly maintained. A cooking equipment fire can cause insurmountable damage to your staff and operation. Properly cleaning a meat smoker is crucial for fire prevention, as well as maintaining proper health standards.  

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7 Tips for Lifting Safety

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series Safe With Society

As we celebrate our 100th year in business in 2015, we embark on another century of commitment to our policyholders. Our mission is to protect the livelihoods of our policyholders, and, as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In keeping with that theme, we’ll celebrate our 100th year in business with 100 important tips to help identify, evaluate and prevent dangers that could result in financial loss or injury in a year-long “Safe with Society” blog series.

“Bend your knees, not your back.”

“Don’t twist as you lift.”

Most of us have heard these nuggets before. It’s good advice, but it seems to go against human nature and common behavior. Here are actions you can take to help you lift properly: (more…)

6 Tips to Reduce Workstation Aches and Pains

This entry is part 6 of 18 in the series Safe With Society

As we celebrate our 100th year in business in 2015, we embark on another century of commitment to our policyholders. Our mission is to protect the livelihoods of our policyholders, and, as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In keeping with that theme, we’ll celebrate our 100th year in business with 100 important tips to help identify, evaluate and prevent dangers that could result in financial loss or injury in a year-long “Safe with Society” blog series.

Computers have made us a more productive workforce, but employees who sit or stand all day in front of a computer workstation may suffer from aches and pains caused by poor body mechanics. Poor posture causes muscles to work harder when they are held in prolonged positions, such as sitting at a desk all day or standing in one position for several hours at a time. When poor body mechanics are matched with an incorrect workstation set-up (i.e. equipment that is too high or too low) aches and pains can be the result.

In most situations, these six simple adjustments to the workstation can reduce or eliminate the stressful position: (more…)

8 Meat Slicer Safety Tips

This entry is part 7 of 18 in the series Safe With Society

As we celebrate our 100th year in business in 2015, we embark on another century of commitment to our policyholders. Our mission is to protect the livelihoods of our policyholders, and, as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In keeping with that theme, we’ll celebrate our 100th year in business with 100 important tips to help identify, evaluate and prevent dangers that could result in financial loss or injury in a year-long “Safe with Society” blog series.

A meat slicer can be used to slice meats and cheeses to required thickness and size. This tool has a sharp blade that rotates at high speeds, and it can cause serious injury. First, make sure that meat slicer operators are at least 18 years of age. Most important, make sure everyone using the meat slicer understands how to properly operate it. (more…)

9 Smart Tips for Construction Site Personal Protective Equipment

This entry is part 8 of 18 in the series Safe With Society

As we celebrate our 100th year in business in 2015, we embark on another century of commitment to our policyholders. Our mission is to protect the livelihoods of our policyholders, and, as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In keeping with that theme, we’ll celebrate our 100th year in business with 100 important tips to help identify, evaluate and prevent dangers that could result in financial loss or injury in a year-long “Safe with Society” blog series.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is your last defense against injury. Exposure to elevated noise, potentially harmful gases and liquids, and objects ejected from work processes can be an everyday occurrence. Protecting your health and safety depends on your attitude and ensuring that you maintain your PPE properly. Follow these smart tips… (more…)

8 Tips for Grilling with Propane and Charcoal

This entry is part 9 of 18 in the series Safe With Society

As we celebrate our 100th year in business in 2015, we embark on another century of commitment to our policyholders. Our mission is to protect the livelihoods of our policyholders, and, as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In keeping with that theme, we’ll celebrate our 100th year in business with 100 important tips to help identify, evaluate and prevent dangers that could result in financial loss or injury in a year-long “Safe with Society” blog series.

Outdoor grilling is a popular way to cook food for the summer holidays, sporting events, or even family get-togethers. Even though grilling is a tasty way to prepare food, you should remember that grills can be very hot, and could cause fires or burn injuries. Grill fire statistics can be alarming so it’s important to take the proper precautions. Whether you prefer to grill with propane or charcoal, these simple tips will have you on your way to grilling safely. (more…)