Burgers’ Smokehouse‘s workplace safety philosophy also extends to business investments. In 2017, Burgers’ was among Missouri Employers Mutual’s first ever safety grants to policyholders. The 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. Philip Burger explains in this video.