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How to Minimize Employee Risk and Injury and Save Money

by FrankCrum on April 21, 2017

Employee Risk _ Restaurant.jpgFrankCrum’s Co-President and FrankCrum Staffing President, Haley Crum, shared her thoughts with Franchising USA on how restaurant franchise owners can minimize employee risk and injury and save money.

Below is an excerpt of the article:

One area that keeps many restaurant franchisees awake at night is on-the-job injuries and their attendant expense. In addition to the injury to the employee, there’s the specter of lost productivity and increased workers’ compensation rates, among other costs.

Increased workers’ comp rates are a valid concern, but there’s more to an effective risk management program than an insurance policy. An integrated program of affordable workers’ compensation insurance and an ongoing risk management program will stabilize, and perhaps even lower rates and protect workers.

Workplace Safety and Risk Management

The stakes are high, both in terms of worker safety and cost to employers.  The national Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says: “It has been estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers' compensation costs alone. The costs of workplace injuries and illnesses include direct and indirect costs. Direct costs include workers' compensation payments, medical expenses and costs for legal services. Examples of indirect costs include training replacement employees, accident investigation and implementation of corrective measures, lost productivity, repairs of damaged equipment and property, and costs associated with lower employee morale and absenteeism.

Read the whole article here: Minimizing Employee Risk and Injury: Accomplishing It and Saving Money 


FrankCrum is a professional employer organization (PEO), founded in 1981 dedicated to helping business owners boost HR capabilities and broaden convenient services and benefits to employees. The origin of FrankCrum dates back to 1981, when Frank W. Crum, Jr. and his father, Frank Crum, Sr., founded the Great American Temporary Service. With a passion for helping small business owners succeed, the company has evolved and grown over several decades.