What are near misses?

Never shrug off a near miss because that is the opportunity for corrective action before a serious injury occurs.

Preparing safe food

Easy-to-follow recommendation to support compliance with CDC and FDA guidelines.

Five types of business insurance you should consider in addition to workers compensation

There are many different kinds of business insurance coverages, and the cost and amount of coverage of policies vary among insurers. Contact a Markel Specialty agent to discuss your needs today.

Safe ice handling

Ice that is served to customers is considered food and needs to be treated like any other food product. This includes proper ice machine care, ice handling and old ice disposal.

Health inspection basics

The FDA Food Code outlines specific rules on which state and county health departments model their retail food regulations.

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) was introduced as a system to control safety as the product is manufactured, rather than trying to detect problems by testing the finished product.

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

Employers are legally obligated to provide a safe workplace per Cal/ OSHA Act of 1973.

How long do smoke detectors last?

Next time you change the battery in your smoke detectors, be sure to check its age, as well. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, most alarms have a life span of 8-10 years.

The importance of handwashing

Effective handwashing prevents the spread of harmful bacteria and only requires a few simple steps.

Loading and unloading safety

Guidelines to help prevent accidents and injuries.