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How an Effective Affordable Restaurant Employee Safety System Can Save You Money?

A restaurant employee safety system is an investment for the future of your restaurant.

As a restaurant owner, you already have enough on your plate. You may be thinking you don’t have the time to worry about restaurant employee safety; however, ignoring employee safety can be a costly mistake.

Workplace injuries have many adverse effects such as lower productivity, higher workers' compensation premiums, and -- in severe cases -- litigation. What's more, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may fine you for unsafe working practices and conditions.

Read on below to learn more about why and how you can prevent expenses caused by poor restaurant employee safety without taking valuable time from your day as a restaurant owner.

Why Does Safety Matter?

According to Pie Insurance, for every dollar spent on a workers' compensation claim, five dollars are spent on indirect expenses in the form of repairs, lost productivity, and the like.

What’s more, over...

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Accident Prevention Program for Restaurants; FREE Video


Start protecting your restaurant workplace today with this FREE accident prevention program video! In this FREE video you'll discover how an Accident Prevention Program (APP) can help keep restaurant employees safe. It is designed to help restaurant owners and managers identify and address risks in their workplace.

Start protecting your restaurant workplace today. We'll do it for you. 

It's never been more convenient or affordable to build the safety awareness skills of your entire team. We'll do OSHA Safety Training in YOUR Restaurant for you, Start your FREE 14-day trial now.

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OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements, for Restaurants


OSHA requires all general businesses, including restaurants, to keep records of employee accidents. According to OSHA, "The records must be maintained at the worksite for at least five years. Each February through April, employers must post a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year. Also, if requested, copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives."

But what reports to you need to complete for OSHA? And how do you properly fill them out? In this video you'll discover how to report injuries to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Knowing how to report injuries to OSHA is a critical part of keeping restaurant employees safe and ensuring that they receive the medical attention they need.

When an employee is injured, the restaurant should immediately report the injury to OSHA. The report should include the employee’s name, the date of the injury, the type of injury, and the...

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Why is safety and health training important for a restaurant owner like me?

OSHA states: “Safety is good business. An effective safety and health program can save $4 to $6 for every $1 invested. It's the right thing to do, and doing it right pays off in lower costs, increased productivity, and higher employee morale.”

Accidents in restaurants happen all the time. Even though you may have many safety precautions in place to help prevent or limit their number, when it comes to accidents in restaurants, human behavior, whether on the part of the employer or employee, remains the deciding factor in the law of probability.

Safety training should begin at Day 1...
It must include employee safety orientation that covers:

  • A description of the total employee safety program
  • On-the-job instructions about how to do a job task safely
  • The proper procedure for reporting accidents
  • The location of first aid equipment and facilities
  • How to report safety hazards
  • Instructions on the use and care of personal...
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Restaurant Employee Safety Training – How to Get Your Program to Stick

Safety in the restaurant workplace isn’t the most glamorous subject in the world, but it is one of the most important. Everyone has a right to safety when working in your restaurant and the protocols you put in place can define your company’s workflow and affect your bottom line.

Below are some of our top tips for making sure your staff follows the rules you set for them.

Set the Safety Standard

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” This is especially true when it comes to working safely. If you don’t follow your own rules, you’ll struggle to create a true culture of safety in your restaurant.

Respect Their Intelligence

No one likes to be talked down to. Take time to explain why each rule is in place. Once your team knows exactly why a safety rule exists, it’s far more likely that they’ll stick to it.

Positive Reinforcement

Find as many opportunities as possible to praise staff who...

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Free OSHA Training for Restaurant Owners and Managers, INTRO to OSHA


Watch the video above to discover how OSHA standards are in place to help keep restaurant employees safe and to ensure that restaurants are providing a safe and healthy work environment. By following OSHA standards, restaurants can help protect their employees from potential hazards and ensure that their employees are working in a safe and healthy environment. It is important for restaurant owners and managers to be aware of OSHA standards and to ensure that their restaurants are in compliance with these standards.

In this video, you'll discover how OSHA standards are designed to protect restaurant employees from potential hazards, such as slips, trips, falls, burns, and other injuries. OSHA also requires restaurants to provide employees with personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, aprons, and face shields. Restaurants must also provide employees with proper training on how to use the PPE and how to safely handle food. In addition, OSHA requires restaurants to have a...

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