industry insight – restaurant

industry insight – restaurant

RetailFirst – Workers’ comp for the restaurant industry

Today’s restaurant industry is growing rapidly. This year, according to the National Restaurant Association, your industry will employ 1 in 10 Americans in 960,000 locations, with 2012 sales expected to reach $632 billion! It’s a fast-growing, exciting industry, and RetailFirst is here to help your business.

For more than 30 years, RetailFirst has provided workers’ compensation insurance for the restaurant industry. From slips and falls, to cutting and cooking hazards, RetailFirst offers a full menu of workers’ comp services designed to keep your restaurant employees safe.

Industry Risks

  • Burn injuries
  • Chemical hazards
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Fire safety
  • Slips and falls
  • Sprains and strains
  • Security concerns

RetailFirst Solution

We help manage your risks so you can manage your restaurant. Whether it’s fast food or fine dining, every restaurant has different safety needs. RetailFirst offers specialized loss control services for the food service industry designed to keep your employees safe and claims costs as low as possible.

Here’s what you can expect from RetailFirst’s safety professionals:

  • A safety survey and evaluation report designed for your restaurant
  • Industry-specific employee safety awareness and training including lifting techniques, slip-and-fall prevention, kitchen safety, security concerns, Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know training.
  • Safety webinars for staff meetings or one-on-one training
  • Customizable safety posters, topics for safety meetings and payroll stuffers geared toward safety
  • Advice on restaurant safety for every department
  • Help creating a workplace safety program and/or a drug-free workplace program
  • Analysis of injuries to identify trends 
  • Tools and resources to create your own return-to-work program




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