Workplace injuries put a large financial strain on business owners, and restaurants see some of the highest rates of employee injuries. With so many sharp objects being used, open flames everywhere you turn and heavy boxes of food and other items, keeping your restaurant and its employees safe is imperative. Luckily, this post from Restaurant Hospitality has some tips for how you can keep your workplace conditions as safe as possible, while also keeping your insurance rates low.
Safety should be your number one concern as an owner or manager, and you should focus a good amount of effort on making sure you train all other managers and employees on the proper safety techniques. It’s also important to assess your kitchen and restaurant for any areas that may pose a risk to safety; clean up spills, have employees wear slip-resistant footwear, and keep your heaviest boxes on low shelves to minimize the risk of injuries while lifting them. Additionally, you should be sure you have a good workers compensation policy in the event that any employees do get injured on the job. While it may seem like a financial burden, it will protect you if any incidents occur. For more on keeping your restaurant safe, continue reading.
Read the full article here: A Smarter Way to Manage Workplace Injury Liability