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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 three million restaurant employees are injured in slip-and-fall accidents every year, costing restaurant owners over two billion dollars annually.

You can easily avoid all these expenses by taking preventative measures to ensure that accidents won't happen.

What Are the Most Common Hazards?

There are many safety hazards your employees may meet in your restaurant daily. The following are the most common:

  •  Cuts when preparing food
  •  Falls on slippery floors
  •  Body pain from lifting heavy objects
  •  Burns from cooking equipment
  •  Skin irritation from spilled chemicals

How Do I Ensure Safety in My Restaurant?

Food Handling

Employees who handle food need to wash their hands regularly and clean food preparation utensils. Employees must also sanitize commonly touched surfaces in and around the kitchen regularly. Finally, it would be best to encourage employees to wear disposable latex gloves for added protection against foodborne illnesses.


Maintaining your floors to prevent slips and falls is easy; make sure your floors are always clean and dry.

Near bars and sinks, your floor should have adequate drainage to prevent puddles of water from forming. Additionally, you may opt to use rubber floor mats and raised platforms to lessen the chances of your employees slipping.


One of the best things you can do for your employees is to provide them with proper training to keep them safe in the workplace.

Final Thoughts

Now you know how employee safety can save you money and a few starting points to keep your employees safe. But there’s so much more to restaurant employee safety.

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Our system makes expensive manuals and impromptu training systems obsolete. We use fun, eye-catching audio-visual content to keep your employees engaged and to train them in all aspects of restaurant safety.

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