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InfoMart: Your Simple Single Source for All Identity & Background Checks

As one of the largest employee information services in the country, InfoMart can screen & identify applicants with the greatest potential for future success. For nearly three decades, InfoMart has helped everyone from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises Get the Whole Story on their potential employees. With cutting-edge technology and tried-&-true background screening methods, [...]

Integrate Background Checks as Part of Your Online Hiring Process

Making smarter hiring decisions is easy, thanks to PeopleMatters fully integrated  Background Checks with LS Screening. Enable background check packages that are fully integrated to screen candidates efficiently and easily. Use this link to watch a demonstration video: LS Screening Demo Video Complete these steps to use Background Checks with LS Screening: Owner/Operator fills out [...]

Deck Scrubbing Instructional Video

Slip Resistant Shoe Covers

  Slip resistant shoe covers are a great and inexpensive way to improve safety.  In addition, you can also stay better staffed by having an alternative to sending an employee home who shows up to work without the required shoes.  These also accommodate those with a medical requirement where the employee needs to wear a [...]

Your Safety We Care About You – Be Safe

Your safety – we care about you Always wear a safety vest when you exit the building. For example: when bringing food out to customers, taking out trash, on a travel path, etc. Always look both ways and be careful when taking food to a customer Report any parking lot lights not working to management [...]

Burns – Don’t Get Burned

Don’t get burned! Always wear proper gloves, face shield, apron, etc. When cleaning cooking equipment Use extra caution around the grill, fryer, and when pouring coffee Keep the floor clean and dry around cooking equipment Be aware of yourself and others when in work areas and never run Click to download the free poster.

Slips & Falls – Our Shoe Policy

Slips and falls: our shoe policy! You are required to wear approved slip resistant shoes 100% of the time Proper slip resistant shoes keep you and others safe Owner/Operator special pricing is available; ask your manager for details Click to download the free poster.  

Your Safety – Working Safely Outside

Your safety – we care about you Always wear a safety vest when you exit the building. For example: when bringing food out to customers, taking out trash, on a travel path, etc. Always look both ways and be careful when taking food to a customer Report any parking lot lights not working to management [...]

Your Safety – General Safety

Your safety – we care about you Dry wet floors immediately Lift safely – protect your back Use personal protective equipment to prevent injury Drive safely – no texting – stay focused on the road Report all unsafe conditions and broken equipment to a manager immediately so it can be properly disposed of Click to [...]

Safe Lifting Procedures

Back strains can easily be prevented: Get close to the object. Bend at your hips and knees. Lift smoothly and slowly, keeping the object close to your body. Keep the load between your knees and shoulders. Pivot with your feet instead of twisting your back. • Store heavy items on middle shelves to reduce lifting. [...]

Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) saves the day Use the right PPE for each job Slip resistant shoes Face–shield, apron, and gloves when cleaning fryers and grills Safety box cutter when opening boxes And more – ask your manager about the right PPE for the job Inspect and report any missing, old, or damaged items to management Be an example [...]

Preventing Beverage Burns

Preventing Beverage Burns Carefully and securely attach lid by pressing it firmly onto the cup and running your thumbs along the edge of the lid Take care to avoid splashing yourself or others Never pick up or hold the cup by the lid Ensure careful & proper hand-off to the customer Click to download the [...]

Preventing Slips & Falls

Preventing Slip And Falls Never walk past a spill stop Mark with wet floor cone, clean, and dry Be ready for rain and snow Use dry mops to clean up moisture tracked into the restaurant Keep sidewalks and parking lots free of ice and snow At a minimum, have enough wet floor signs out for all [...]

Doing Background Checks and Choosing a Provider

  Background checks are relatively commonplace in many industries, but others don’t see the value. When debating whether to run checks, consider this: 69% of employers have made a bad hire. Of those, 41% reported that a bad hire had cost them $25,000 with nearly 25% reporting that a bad hire had cost them more [...]

Video Camera Placement

When placing cameras, you want to eliminate any “blind spots” and also focus on covering areas that will provide value (i.e. high foot traffic versus bare walls).

PRESSURE WASHING SAFETY

When PRESSURE WASHING, be sure to ALWAYS DO THE FOLLOWING: Wear a bright colored Safety Vest – REQUIRED Mark off area with Safety Cone(s) to protect the employee – REQUIRED Watch for vehicles - REQUIRED Take breaks often – See the Pressure Washers Instruction Manual – REQUIRED Pressure wash during slow times. If you are [...]

Slip Resistant Shoes – Enforcement Is Key

Proper approved Slip resistant shoes are a must in any store and as a manager you must enforce usage – no exceptions, regardless of how good the floor cleaning techniques are Shoes are the best way to reduce slips. One may never know when there will be a spill, or oil on the floor that [...]

Personal Protective Equipment Reduce Employee Injuries

Personal protective equipment plays a key role in safety. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can aid in preventing injuries to the hands, arms, body, and even the face and eyes. Depending on the job, PPE can be utilized to prevent slip/falls, eye injuries, burns, being hit by a vehicle, cuts, and contact with chemicals. The priority [...]

Caution…Wet Floor in Lobby

Every day, your restaurants should be using Wet Floor Signs to warn customers of wet areas from mopping, spills, washing of hands in bathroom, or outside water that may be tracked into the lobby due to rain or snow. The improper use or lack of wet floor signs can create more danger than the hazard [...]

Winter Maintenance to Prevent Potential Hazards

Winter Maintenance to Prevent Potential Hazards Winter months in cold climates can present special hazards for your customers and crew members. Take precautions to prevent potentially hazardous conditions or address those that develop.   Building Exterior Maintenance In winter months, it is especially important to maintain the exterior of your restaurant when the cold and [...]

Cameras in Freezer/Refridge.

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Camera Placement Recommendations

Every camera has a job just like your employees. Click on the link below to view best camera placement locations throughout your store.

HOW DO I COMPLY WITH OSHA’S NEW REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR FATALITIES & SEVERE INJURIES

NEW OSHA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYERS – Effective JANUARY 1, 2015

“I Am Fine” – What to do if someone refuses treatment?

  “I Am Fine” – What to do if someone refuses treatment? Each of your stores should have a set of procedures in place for when an employee injuries themselves on the job. The manager should know they are responsible of handling the situation so that the employee is treated quickly and effectively so that [...]

Shoe Policy Enforcement Idea – Zip Ties

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Manager’s Safety University

Shoe Programs

Shoes for Crews – Demo

Managing Claims and Preventing Reoccurrence

We hear employers all the time saying, "I think the claim is fraud", "I don't agree with the insurance adjuster", "It was just bad luck", etc. As a first step, the following should always be researched for insight: 1.)  What did the video footage reveal?  Was video 30 minutes prior and 30 minutes after saved? Was [...]

Key Safety Responsibilities

Here are some key safety responsibilities that you can leverage or post for crew and management

US APPROVAL AND RELEASE: SYR Rapid Mop System

The US has now approved the Rapid Mop System from SYR (pictured below). This product is designed to provide quick and efficient floor cleaning when traditional mopping is not applicable – maybe for spot cleaning, etc. Contact SYR for more information.

Stop your profits from slipping away

  STOP YOUR PROFITS FROM SLIPPING AWAY! SETUP A SHOES FOR CREWS ACCOUNT TODAY  Opening a Shoes For Crews Safety Footwear Program saves your company money and increases productivity. By opening a Shoes For Crews Corporate Account, your employees can take advantage of exclusive McDonald’s pricing and your company qualifies for the $15,000 McDonald’s Slip [...]

Loose Toilet Seats

A loose toilet seat can cause injuries to both customers and employees. Toilet seats should be checked daily to ensure they are secure and fastened.

Color Coding Importance

The importance of a color coordinated cleaning and safety system

Mop Head Maintenance

Improperly cleaning or not replacing mop heads can create dangers

Beware of Bent and Loose Grates

Bent and loose drain grates are often visible, but many times they are left unrepaired or not appropriately replaced. In those cases, employees or customers can trip or fall and be seriously injured. Here are some helpful ways to stay on alert and prevent this from happening in your store.

Making Safety Training Count

Effective training which is fun and impacts everyone behavior is key.

Unruly Customers

Dealing with unruly customers is a difficult task, but one that has to be managed properly through employee training.

Parking Lots – Worker Safety

Preventing and reducing struck by motor vehicle accident is fairly easy, as long as you enforce these simple steps

Maintenance Shoes

It is important that maintenance employee's have the proper shoes for the job. We describe the key elements here.

Security 101

Security is important in preventing serious injuries and loss of profits. Ensure you are at least following these basics.

Eye Safety

Eye injuries can occur anywhere, but read this article to learn about common situations and solutions.

Raze Safety Box Cutter

This very inexpensive product can save lives, fingers, legs, etc. Protect your crew and your profits by enforcing the use of proper safer equipment.

Mopping Safety – Dual Chambered and Baffle System

Mopping the floor is not just about sanitizing the floor, but it is also about creating an overall safe floor. It’s about getting rid of dirt, oils, and water that can cause slips and falls.

Dry Mopping – Profit Today

Dry Floors- Keep floors dryer and safer with this new low cost solution

Intelligent vaults and safes

Intelligent vaults allow funds to be electronically credited to the owner/operators bank account as soon as cash is deposited into the stores depository safe.

Floor Cleaning 1-2-3

Your restaurant floors can be a liability, if they’re not cleaned properly. Slips and falls rank among the top injuries to customers and employees at restaurants. They’re a danger (and a cost!) that can easily be prevented with the proper floor care tools and techniques. There are two main elements to getting a floor cleaned [...]

Hand Protection: Keeping Employees Safe One Glove At A Time

Hand protection is an important element of employee safety. Not only is hand protection a good safety precaution, it’s a requirement.

Prevent Costly Slips and Falls on Ice/Snow

In prior winters, the most costly Owner/Operator claims occurred from employees slipping and falling on snow and ice in the parking lot. Learn how to prevent issues for your employee's and customers.

Small Investments – Large Returns

As you know, insurance is not a commodity and the price you pay is determined by you and your peers. What are you doing to minimize your claims?

Ice Transport

Ice Transport Strains continue to be one of the most frequent and costly injury types for crew members across the country. Prevention is easy...

Ladder Safety

Height: Selecting the right ladder height may not be as simple as you  think. There can be quite a difference between the actual measured height of a  ladder and its usable length. With step ladders you should never stand on the  top two rungs for safety reasons. Extension and straight ladders require that  you stay [...]

VIDEO: Importance of a Safe Driver Policy

Safety video on the importance of a driver safety policy. Also includes references to where a free, example policy can be downloaded.

VIDEO: Driver Safety

Motor vehicle accidents can be very costly for your company. Even when the vehicle is not company owned, damages caused can still be extended to the Owner/Operator's company. It is up to the leadership team to ensure only the safest people are driving and guide them on proper driving.

VIDEO: Managers Role – Your Safety, Your Profits

You are required to make sure safe practices are part of your everyday operations which involves promoting a culture which values an enthusiastic and safety-conscious workplace. In this video, learn some simple ways to get more involved in upgrade your safety culture, to prevent injuries and improve the bottom line.

VIDEO: Posters and Signs

Video on the effective use of posters to prevent injuries. Includes proper placement, near the actual hazard, and in areas employees frequent.

Dirty Mop Water?

Article explaining why dirty mop bucket water will not clean your floor effectively. Also provides an approved alternative to mopping.

VIDEO: Camera and Safety

Video on the importance of cameras in preventing fraud and crime at your stores. Also discusses placement, and use as an accident investigation tool.

VIDEO: Ladder Safety

Video outlining proper use of ladders, to include both portable and fixed ladders.

Workers Compensaton: Claims Management Checklist

Easy for to use to make sure that your employee claims are investigated, tracked, and filed the right way, every time. Proper claims management can greatly reduce potential for litigation, and also prevent like injuries from happening again.

Profit Sheet: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Profit Sheets outline the top 10 major cost drivers for Owner/Operators in regard to employee injuries. In this sheet, causes of motor vehicle accidents, ways to reduce cost and exposures, and trainng materials are discussed.

Profit Sheet: Trips and Falls (Workers Compensation)

Profit Sheets outline the top 10 major cost drivers for Owner/Operators in regard to employee injuries. Trips and falls are different from slips, as trips normally occur due to housekeeping issues, or general maintenance. This sheet outlines causes, solutions, and includes links to training materials.

Profit Sheet: Strains and Lifting

Profit Sheets outline the top 10 major cost drivers for Owner/Operators in regard to employee injuries. Strains and lifting injuries have surpassed slips and falls as the number 1 injury type in some areas of the country. This sheet outlines the causes, solutions, and includes training links.

Promoting Managerial Accountability

Article discussing the crucial importance of managerial accountability. Includes information on inspections, documentation, investigations, and other timely techniques.

Housekeeping to Prevent Trips and Falls

Article looks at trips and falls, opposed to slips and falls. Lists primary causes, as learned through a review of claims at Owner/Operator restaurants nation wide, as well as ways to reduce exposure to your employees.

Driving Safety

Review of vehicle safety issues, where you may be exposed, and a large selection of resources to assist in minimizing your exposure.

Hiring Support – Hire Only The Best People

Article on the importance of hiring the right people, as well as a large selection of resources to assist in hiring good employees. Includes information on approved background check vendors, plus state specific information.

HHOT – Hand Held Order Takers

Article injury and illness exposures to Hand Held Order Takers (HHOT), and ways to ensure that they stay safe while outside.

7 – LIVE BY CHANCE OR DESIGN

Article outlining the 7 Day Rule in regards to Worker's Compensation costs. In addition to various laws regarding reporting of injuries, returning employees to work after an injury, within 7 days, can reduce the hit to your insurance premiums.

Burn Injuries

Article discussing burn injuries - one of the most costly and common injuries at McDonalds. Also reviews ways to prevent burns. In addition to burns by hot surfaces and hot liquids, chemical and electrical burns are also discussed.

Personal Protective Equipment

Article on the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and where PPE is most important. Also discusses ways to ensure employees wear proper PPE when required.

QUICK PRINT: Return To Work

Program to assist in identifying light duty jobs for employees, after they are injured. Includes a list of jobs for virtually all types of doctor's restrictions.

QUICK PRINT: Work Comp Fraud

Ways to recognize fraud, and how to report to your insurance company so they can investigate the claim properly.

QUICK PRINT: Profit From Workers Compensation

Article on how Worker's Compensation claims, or lack thereof, can cause your premiums to increase or decrease. Shows the direct costs associated with increased Worker's Compensation premiums.

Return to Work – A Win/Win for All

Article on the importance of return to work, how it promotes faster healing, reduced litigation, and lower insurance costs.

Protecting Crew Backs

Review of methods to reduce back injuries and strains. Note - strains are now one of the top injury cost drivers at Owner/Operator stores across the country.

Workers Compensation Fraud Types

Ways to recognize the various types of Worker's Compensation fraud, and methods of prevention.

A Clean and Dry Floor – SAVES YOU MONEY

Short, step by step process to ensure floors and clean and dry, and other methods to reduce slips and falls at your stores. Note - slips and falls continue to be one of the most costly and common injury cost drivers.