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…

Why are clean floor drains important?

An area that is easily overlooked until you have an invasion of Drain Flies is keeping your floor drains clean. Dirty and slimy drains are frequently cited on DoH reports and noted by your Pest Control Operator. Floor drain bowls gradually buildup the organic material that is dumped down the sink. What builds up is…

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Employer Healthcare Costs

Written by Oralie Chapman Most Hawaii companies just got their health care renewal documents for January 1st, 2019. If you’ve had a chance to read them over you know that you are likely facing higher health care costs and renewal rates – right as you need to offer competitive benefits to attract employees in Hawaii’s…

National Chiropractic Month

October is National Chiropractic Month. This is particularly relevant for restaurant workers who are at higher risk of injury due to the nature of rotating shifts with late or evening schedules, and the manual labor often associated with restaurant work. Back and shoulder pain are some of the most prevalent and disabling conditions throughout the…

New Member Profile: YDS Restaurant Consulting

Yasmin De Souza is an Independent Restaurant Consultant based in Honolulu, Hawaii, who offers restaurant owners advice, ideas, support and training to improve all facets of their restaurant. Before starting YDS Restaurant Consulting in 2018, Yasmin spent eighteen plus years in the restaurant and service industry in Canada and the U.S. After successful careers starting…

NEW MEMBER PROFILE: TGI Maps

“Where’s a good place to eat….?”   Hotel front desk staff tell us that this is still one of the top 3 questions their guests ask. One of the other top 3 questions is, “Do you have a map of the area?” TGI Hawaii publishes visitor maps customized for each hotel. But we are not…

New Member Profile: Scott Crockford, CBRE Real Estate

Scott Crockford is a Vice President with CBRE Advisory and Transactions Services in Hawaii. Mr. Crockford has been a successful commercial real estate professional for 36 years and specializes in investment sales and leasing of all product types including office, industrial, retail and land sales. Throughout his career, Scott has been involved in more than…