Things health inspectors look for

Some of the things an inspector will scrutinize when examining your restaurant.

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.

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.

Fire protection systems in restaurants

Common fire protection systems in restaurants with recommended maintenance schedules.

The importance of handwashing

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

Restaurant fire hazards

Only through properly training employees and following OSHA’s fire safety standards can a restaurant owner protect employees and customers from danger.

What are near misses?

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

Obey traffic rules and use common sense

When it comes to defensive driving, obeying traffic rules and using common sense are essential.

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.

Health inspection basics

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