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Top Safety Tips for Cafeteria Workers

Back to school isn’t just for the kiddos. For the past month or so, Cafeteria workers have also been heading back to school to serve hundreds upon thousands of students every day. And just like any other kitchen, cafeterias can be full of hazards if you aren’t paying attention. Check out these tips to keep yourself and coworkers safe in the kitchen this school year:

Shoe Requirements for Hospitality Workers

Did you know that one slip and fall accident can lead to sprained ankles and other (possibly more severe) injuries? For this reason, slip resistant footwear with plenty of support is a must. We recommend shoes with a padded insoles as well to help with the constant pressure you’re putting on your feet by using them all day. It’s important that you only bust your tail figuratively, not literally.

Which Shoe Program is Right for My Company?

Enforcing a slip resistant shoe program isn’t always at the top of a store manager or company owner’s priority list. As the supervisor, you might be putting a shoe program off because you think it would present you and your company with unexpected challenges such as embarking on the quest to find the perfect slip resistant shoe for everyone, or simply because you just don’t know where to begin planning for a shoe program and which one would best suit your company. While the thought of adding a shoe program to your company may seem intimidating, we promise it’s not as bad as it seems. Shoe programs are implemented and set in place to make sure that all employees are protected on the job when it comes to slip resistant footwear. Let us take the guess work out of this for you. Here are three outlines of our most common types of slip resistant shoe programs.

Top Exercises to Do While Standing at a Workstation

Not everyone has time in their day to go to the gym after work or on their break. Demanding lives lead to our time being given up for other, more important things, like a job. Luckily, the state of our health doesn’t have to go with it. As most people know, standing around all day at a workstation can be tiring. Standing there for hours on end in your slip-resistant shoes without really getting to move your legs can be even more tiring, and painful on top of that.

How to Care for your Leather Work Boots

While leather is as tough as nails, it’s also skin. This means that it can crack, stain, warp, etc. That’s why it is important to take care of your leather work boots and make sure that they get the maximum amount of wear and tear that they can handle. Here are a few tips and tricks to help keep your leather work boots up to snuff for work.

Socking It

You should remain mindful that the perfect sock for working conditions should be made of:
A synthetic fiber to wick away moisture. Be thick enough to provide a barrier between the foot and sole of the shoe for maximum comfort. Fit to your specific arch type to guarantee a proper fit.

How to Start a Shoe Program

For some employees, getting to a store to get slip-resistant footwear isn’t an easy task. Between getting to the shoe store, confirming that the shoes are slip resistant, and then finding a style that is comfortable, and that they will like can be a bit of a challenge. Shoe programs can be a great solution. In fact, our goal is to help YOU reduce workplace injuries by offering the best slip resistant shoes in the styles and brands that you know your employees actually want to wear. With the shoe program, we give you everything you need to figure out just exactly what types of results you should be looking for.

9 Safety Tactics You Can Implement on the Job

When it comes to safety, you can never be too careful. Safety tactics should always be evolving to meet the new codes and compliances as well as enhance your safety standards. Check out these tips and reminders to help you keep your codes up to speed:

We’re Looking for a Workplace Hero

Workplace Hero’s come in all shapes and sizes, but what’s the one thing they all have in common? Their ability to get the job done and make their workplace a happier, more productive, and more efficient place to be, day in and day out. Enter the #workplaceherocontest for your chance to win an Amazon gift card.

4 Easy DIY Foot Pain Remedies

Today we’re going to give you our top four solutions to curing your tootsie troubles. Check out the video below to learn some quick and simple tricks to treating your foot pain. All you will need are a few common house-hold items and your feet will be good as new!

What should you have in Your Restaurant First Aid Kit?

Today we want to help you get prepared for the inevitable workplace injuries. The applicable minimum standard for workplace first-aid kits is ANSI Z308.1-2003. A type 1 kit, which is designed to sit on a shelf, is adequate for indoor business settings. This is a great place to start when building your restaurants first aid kit. Read on to learn what supplies you need to have a well-stocked kitchen first aid kit!

Your Nursing To-Do List

Nurses have one of the most demanding jobs in the workforce. They work long shifts with little downtime (hence the twelve-hour shifts), stand on their feet in nursing shoes all day, and are dedicated to helping others, no matter what the situation may be. Read more to learn more about a typical workday for a nurse!

Fascinating Foot Facts

Article by Emily Bennett Each day we use our feet and don’t think twice about it. Whether we’re standing for hours on end, walking around, working or even resting, our feet are always taking the brunt of our day-to-day lives. They do so much for us, but how much do we...

Tips to Keep You Safe at Your Restaurant Job

You know what a busy night at a restaurant is like, orders are being called, bells being rung, ‘BEHIND!’ being shouted as you cross the kitchen. Working in a restaurant requires long hours and constant motion, whether you’re a waiter or waitress, “busser”, chef or manager, you are always moving during a meal rush. Without an understanding of safety threats and prevention techniques, you could find yourself with serious injuries and hefty financial losses. Here are some kitchen safety tips for preventing accidents and make your restaurant safer.

The Secret to Treating Achy Feet and Legs

Article by Emily Bennett As we all know, working on your feet all day can do a number on your feet and legs. Whether you’re wearing restaurant shoes, medical shoes, or slip-resistant boots, making an extra effort to take care of your feet and legs can go a long way...