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.” https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3163/osha3163.html
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 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.
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.
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.
Find as many opportunities as possible to praise staff who...
This is EXACTLY WHY I created the Restaurant Employee Safety program. If this program can only save 1 restaurant employee from being hurt, maimed, or killed, it is worth every penny!
My heart goes out the the young family of the general manager!
Hey! Did you know we have free OSHA Training for restaurant owners and managers?
Yep! And it's cool and informative info, and fun to watch and learn. None of that boring old YAWN videos.
Oh, and I did tell you? We've also included downloads you'll need like the 300 and 300A. With all the step-by-step instructions on how to use them properly.