OSHA requires that Safety Data Sheets (SDS) be readily available for any chemicals that are utilized by employees in the restaurants. This is an essential part of the restaurant’s OSHA required Chemical HazCom program, and important in case they are needed in the event of an emergency. To assist restaurants in their HazCom program, in [...]
As a Owner/Operator, it’s imperative to protect your investment of valuable rooftop assets, while keeping a safe environment for your guests and staff. Rooftop fires originate from mishandled grease, ignored rooftop HVAC/R units, faulty electrical systems and several other reasons. We’re here to provide you with actionable changes to ensure that you and your rooftop [...]
Running a successful restaurant today involves more than just great food and service—it requires prioritizing safety, security, and operational efficiency. Long-term cloud-based video storage emerges as an important tool for achieving these goals. Hear from Amy Hoover, Chief Information and Technology Officer, from Manna Inc. as she reveals how Envysion’s Cloud Archive played a pivotal [...]
Restaurant kitchens are hazardous work environments for employees due to the number of disparate dangers in such a small space. Whether it’s stovetop flames, razor-sharp knives or 400-degree frying oil, restaurant employees contend with many dangers while working in a commercial kitchen. Safety programs and protocols are critical for avoiding injury with these hazards. Employees [...]
Introduction Maintaining a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere is crucial for the success of any restaurant. However, the presence of homeless individuals, often referred to as vagrants, around restaurant premises can pose challenges to creating such an environment. Addressing this issue requires a delicate balance of compassion, community involvement, and effective strategies to ensure a positive [...]
We all know that money matters, it is the usually the main reason we work, whether that be part time or as a business owner. Every shift of every day we put forth the effort to build our sales. The revenue generated eventually must make it to the bank to get into your pockets, or [...]
What is Spoliation? Spoliation is the destruction of evidence, whether negligent or intentional, that should be preserved for a lawsuit. Depending on the jurisdiction, a spoliation claim may be brought as an independent cause of action or may be raised as the basis of a discovery dispute or seeking an adverse presumption against the [...]
Courts across the country have long held that the obligations of an owner or manager of a commercial property that is open to customers include a duty to ensure the customer’s safety, while they are on the premises. Similar duties exist in every state that require commercial vehicle owners to ensure those vehicles are maintained [...]
Many Owner/Operators only call an HVAC/R contractor when their HVAC/R system isn’t functioning properly, despite its units requiring routine maintenance and occasional repairs. Neglected HVAC/R equipment not only increases unnecessary energy consumption but heightens the risk of fires and gas leaks. By understanding why scheduled tune-ups for your HVAC/R units are a leading best practice, [...]
Not long ago, I saw a football player working out hard in a gym during the offseason. He was wearing a t-shirt that read, “Championships are won in the offseason.” I found the sentiment profound and surprisingly applicable to the defense of personal injury cases. Our cases are often won or lost before a lawsuit [...]
Hurricanes and strong storms have the potential to create tremendous damage to your roof. With simple preparation, you can be one step ahead of approaching storms and help decrease the likelihood of destruction. Below is a list of easy, actionable items to complete in order to avoid future expensive, yet preventable roof repairs. Remove or [...]
Maintenance is key to preventing trip and falls on your property. Potholes, broken curbs, or uneven surfaces could cause someone to trip and fall. Something else to consider is making sure there is clear visual distinction between walking surfaces and any steps or change in elevation. An easy way to make sure your customers don’t [...]
It’s difficult to oversee day-to-day activities across all of your stores. It’s even more challenging to be physically on location managing critical claims, which require more time and money. The bottom line: customer and employee incidents can result in liabilities, hindering profit margins if measures are not in place to protect you from damages [...]
Trash handling in quick-serve restaurants hasn’t changed since the industry began. Every year, millions of trash bags are moved from dining rooms to dumpsters. But one of the things that few think about, until it becomes a problem, is safety issues surrounding the trash handling process. The problems, once you dig into the data, are [...]
Is your restaurant prepared for a power outage? What about a flood caused by faulty sprinklers? Situations like these can cause both property and reputation damage and put your employees’ and customers’ safety at risk. Don’t be caught unaware during a business interruption. Through business continuity planning and management, incident response, emergency messaging, and more, [...]
In sports, rules are put in place to ensure the integrity of the game and to protect the players; however, sometimes players like to push the limits of the game and feel that unless enough physical contact takes place to result in an injury, it doesn’t really count. The short version of this concept is [...]
Restaurant and food service is one of the largest industries in the United States. As a business owner and manager in this industry, you face unique challenges ranging from hiring, training, and retaining employees; service quality; rising costs; and regulatory demands, to name a few. Additionally, workplace accidents can have a huge impact on your [...]
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RoofingSource helps thousands of restaurant owners extend the life of their roof while also protecting their business by: Avoiding Slips, Trips, & Falls - A leaking roof can leave you vulnerable to a possible lawsuit or Workers Compensation claim. In order to reduce your exposure, proper documentation of preventative maintenance and leak repair is key in [...]
PACK-A-DRUM trash deflation systems could cut your waste hauling bills by 40-60% with No-Investment Needed. Pack-A-Drum users have saved over $96 Million in waste costs! If this solution can put a dollar more to your bottom line, would you give us a quarter? This PATENTED deflation and compaction waste volume reduction system: Improves employee safety [...]
Company Overview Squadle is a technology company committed to delivering flexible, user-friendly applications that enable multi-unit operators to simplify complex operations and streamline food safety and compliance. By combining its proprietary digital checklists, patented sensor automation, and machine vision technology with its customer-first approach, Squadle delivers intuitive, out-of-the-box ready products. Safety Benefits Squadle’s Digital Checklists [...]
SKECHERS launched in 1992 with a black utility boot for men, a style that became an icon of the grunge generation. In the years since, we've grown into a global footwear leader offering thousands of work, casual, fashion, and performance shoes for all ages – but we've remained true to our utility heritage, expanding our [...]
Mulch is a combustible material that can be easily ignited by improperly discarded smoking materials. Hundreds of small and large fires are started this way every year. The risk is that what starts as a small outdoor mulch fire can quickly spread to buildings. A mulch fire can be well underway before someone notices or [...]
If your walk-in coolers and freezers are not kept clean and organized, your workers could be injured in a number of ways: slip and falls, trip and falls and lifting injuries, to name a few. All of these can cost you time and money if an employee is injured. Be sure to follow these best practices [...]
A safety survey can help save you money in future premiums by identifying unsafe conditions before an injury occurs. As an Owner/Operator, you are responsible for providing a safe environment for your customers and employees. Conducting your own restaurant safety surveys will allow you to cost-effectively identify problems and get them fixed before someone is [...]
Implementing these extra precautionary measures is another way employees can feel good about where they work, and customers can trust their favorite food/ beverage is being prepared by healthy crew members. This is one of the many ways everyone is doing its part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 at this critical time. — [...]
Standard metal baffles capture 25% of airborne kitchen grease, allowing the other 75% to make its way into hoods, ducts, fans and rooftops. Franke's Cascade Plus Filtration System captures up to 98% of airborne kitchen grease, reducing hood cleanings, nightly filter cleanings, costly disruptions to restaurant operations, and mitigating fire risk. Features and Benefits: Reduce metal [...]
One of your most important roles is preventing fires. An electrical fire in your restaurant could have devastating results. A fire could shut down your restaurant, and not only would this prevent you from servicing your community, but customers, employees, and your bottom line could also be impacted. Since most fires are preventable, fire prevention [...]
Safety can be so easy to forget, yet very painful to remember. As a former QSR risk manager I know the unpredictability of accidents can allow even the most safety conscious managers to let their guard down. Keeping safety equipment and first aid items in stock and available is a universal and ongoing challenge for [...]
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The landscape in recent times has changed. The days of Antivirus Software and a Firewall are no longer sufficient. As you have heard in recent news network attacks are multi-front and sophisticated. The new level of protection requires multiple layers of protection including: Unified Thread Management (UTM) Workstation/Server Edge Point Protection Mobile Protection Ransomware Protection [...]
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.
Report maintenance issues to management immediately Check equipment and furniture regularly for damage Take damaged equipment or furniture out of service or block area off completely with a cone, sign, and warning tape Inspect toilet paper dispensers, toilet seats, changing tables, high chairs, and bathroom door finger guards regularly If you see spills on the [...]
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.
Caution: If a fire occurs in the fryer and the ANSUL system doesn't discharge, pull the automatic ANSUL fire system handle, leave the area, and immediately notify your manager. If anything seems out of the ordinary, shut down and unplug the equipment and notify management. Make sure exhaust hood filters are installed and cleaned properly. Contact [...]
Slips and falls: protecting our customers Put out wet floor signs immediately when any spill is noticed Replace a-frame caution signs with taller cone type Warn customers of wet areas – guide them around the area Use dry mops to quickly dry floors Clean up dropped food items promptly Always mop with clean water Click to [...]
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 [...]
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 (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 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 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 [...]
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Preparing, Responding, and Recovering from Emergencies and Natural Disasters If a natural disaster hits, we want to help our customers take the steps to help keep their doors open. A business that can't open after a disaster loses money daily. Click here for more information
April 20, 2015 Sweet Tea Cleaning Procedures Reminder Serving customers safe, high quality food and beverages is a top priority. We have recently seen sweet tea complaints, specifically involving customers alleging that their tea has a cleaning chemical taste. Please review the operations procedures highlighted below and ensure that they are being properly followed at [...]