Burgers’ Smokehouse's WorkSAFE philosophy also extends to business investments. In 2017, Burgers’ was among MEM’s first ever safety grants to Missouri businesses. The MEM Safety Grant program provides one-to-one matching grants for the purchase of approved products and equipment that can reduce or eliminate injuries and illness. Their safety grant went to purchase a meat slicer that significantly reduced their employees' risk of laceration injuries when slicing hams and meats. It has also increased efficiency by having a large slicing capacity of up to 4,400 lbs/hour.
Burgers' now has five meat slicers of this type and has not experienced a claim since their implementation. Watch Philip Burger talk about how the safety grant makes a difference in this video.
Every company has the opportunity to become a success story like Burgers' Smokehouse.
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