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San Francisco Restaurant Insurance: Employee Safety Tips

San Francisco Restaurant Insurance: Employee Safety Tips

San Francisco Restaurant Insurance: Employee Safety Tips

If you own or manage a restaurant, you most likely know how important it is to make sure you are covered against liabilities such as food-borne illness or food contamination claims. It’s equally important to attain San Francisco Restaurant Insurance for the building you are in and for your employees.

Restaurant employees are at risk for accidents that are unique to the food service industry. In addition to protecting your bottom line, employee safety should be a priority to protect their well-being. Here are some basic tips every restaurant worker should follow.

  • Safely operate equipment by following all manufacturer instructions and using appropriate protective gear.
  • Wash hands frequently to minimize the transfer of harmful bacteria.
  • Take card to avoid falls; clean up spill immediately and remove any obstacles or wet spots you see on the floor.
  • Wear a proper uniform, including slip-resistant shoes, hairnets, plastic gloves, aprons, etc.
  • Maintain clean personal hygiene and behaviors to provide an extra safeguard against the transfer of harmful bacteria.
  • Be wary of burns; use pot holders and oven mitts when needed.
  • Use caution with sharp edges and use cut resistant gloves if possible.
  • Minimize strains and sprains by employing proper lifting techniques and ways to eliminate excessive reaching.

You can prepare your staff for emergencies by implementing an action plan for accidents, natural disasters, fires, violent situations, and other emergencies that could occur on the premises. Be sure to communicate this action plan to all employees.

DiNicola Insurance Services provides business insurance, employee benefits, and risk management services in communities throughout the San Francisco Bay area, including San Mateo, San Jose, Alameda, and Marin County, California. To learn more about our programs, contact us by phone at 855.247.1912.

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