HRA Educational Foundation Non-Profit Status Approved

Exciting News! The Hawaii Restaurant Association is thrilled to announce that it’s Educational Foundation has been approved for 501(c)(3) non-profit status! The Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (HRAEF) will serve our community by offering job-training and readiness throughout all of Hawaii to people of all ages. The Foundation, along with the incredible support and dedication…

12 Days of Food Safety

As we are now into the Holiday Season, here are my 12 Safe Food Days of Christmas. It would be naughty to not follow and review these with your team. 1 – Train/retrain/reinforce with all employee’s proper handwashing – Proper Handwashing is probably the best way to avoid spreading illness. 2 – Avoid cross contamination…

Workers’ Compensation Basics for Employers in Hawaii

by Makai HR It is a fact of life that despite best efforts to create a safe work environment, some employees will be hurt on the job. Employees in blue and gray industries are especially vulnerable to workplace injuries, making workers’ compensation (WC) very important to their employers. Providing workers’ compensation means that if your…

Member Profile: Tasty Safety

I authored the book “Tasty Safety” to both chronicle my experiences, good and bad, as well as to guide readers on the path to food safety. Why? To protect our loved ones, ourselves and our country from potentially lethal foodborne illnesses. I provide compliance solutions from my breadth of real-world food safety expertise based on…

November is National Diabetes Month

This month we are focusing on diabetes – the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. The American Diabetes Association reports 30.3 million Americans have diabetes with 7.2 million of those undiagnosed. Even more staggering, 84.1 million American adults are pre-diabetic and about 1.5 million individuals are diagnosed with diabetes annually. Last year…