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Preventing Cuts in the Restaurant Kitchen: Safe Slicing!

The most common accident in restaurant kitchens are cuts – specifically, finger cuts. This can be costly for an employer due to medical expenses, employee time off of work, and increased workers compensation premiums. Reduce the likelihood of finger cuts occurring at your restaurant by implementing a plan to address the hazard. (more…)

10 Tips to Cut Down on Kitchen Knife Injuries

Deli, grocery and restaurant workers regularly wield knives and other sharp machinery to slice and serve food to customers. This puts them at an elevated risk for cuts and other dangers. In 2009 alone, supermarket and grocery store workers suffered 4,540 injuries from lacerations.

Many cuts go unreported, and most workers don’t bother receiving first aid for their injuries. However, a small knick left untreated can become infected and lead to a host of greater health issues. You might then lose a valuable employee to sick leave or workers compensation.

Though it’s always smart to have a workers comp policy in place, you can help your workers protect themselves by stressing these 10 details in your safety training. (more…)