Weekly Update: New wildfire and excessive heat rules

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New wildfire and excessive heat rules from L&I

Despite this year’s unusually cool and wet spring, our summers are getting hotter and drier, which means outdoor workers can be at risk when the temperature reaches more than 89 degrees or when winds blow smoke into the area from a nearby wildfire.

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has issued new emergency rules to protect outdoor workers from extreme heat or dangerous wildfire smoke. And check out our wildfire toolkit: we update it with the latest information as the season progresses.

What can we expect from the economy this year?

Join us for our special hospitality event at 10 a.m. on June 16. Our very own Anthony Anton will lead a discussion with economist Steve Scranton and hospitality analytics and research experts, Emmy Hise and Hudson Riehle. This is a live event and a recording will not be available after. Please send a staff member if you are unable to attend.

Next GAC meeting – in person!

Please join us for our first in-person GAC meeting in more than two years! We’ll meet at Cortina Restaurant in Seattle from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on June 21. Choose whether you will attend in person or via Zoom.

If there is a legislative candidate you would like us to support and endorse this year, please feel free to email Julia Gorton at juliag@wahospitality.org.

Spokane Chapter meeting

Please join us for our next Spokane Chapter meeting from 1:30-3 p.m. on June 22 at The Onion in downtown Spokane. Mayor Nadine Woodward will share her vision of economic development for Spokane in support of our restaurant community.

Thank you to our sponsors, Adesso.

Liquor licenses for ax-throwing establishments receive approval

In a big win from your government affairs team, the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board (LCB) has adopted rules to allow ax throwing at liquor-licensed establishments.

Slip, trip and fall prevention webinar

Most slips and falls are 100% preventable, and solutions that can prevent incidents are hiding in plain sight. This training from ERNwest will teach attendees how to look for common hazards in the workplace, ways to mitigate them, and how to raise employee awareness.

Join us at 10 a.m., June 14: available to members enrolled in the WorkSafe program.

Keep up with the latest in hospitality tech

Are you making your job easier and your business more profitable by utilizing new tech? Big names like Google are targeting the lodging industry with new products, and Chipotle is accepting cryptocurrency payments. Don’t get left behind. Fresh updates to our tech toolkit can help you stay ahead of the curve.

Hospitality Solutions

How are you supported by your payment processor?

The support for our payment solutions sets us apart. We have three layers: Your territory manager, the association program manager and US Bank’s local reps. All three layers are intertwined to escalate issues and resolve them as quickly as possible.

What insurance coverage do you really need to operate?

No one knows the industry like we do. Our business insurance solution was specifically created with hospitality in mind. We can help you identify which coverages you absolutely need to operate versus what’s nice to have.

In case you missed it

Download your copy of the HERO today

Your copy of the 2022 HERO is waiting for you on our members-only site. Don’t wait to download it today.

The workforce

Listen to the replay of June’s CEO Podcast. Anthony Anton presented an overview of the workforce – where we are and where we are going. Brought to you by ServSafe.

Quick Bites: Series overview

Several changes to the Washington State Food Code went into effect on March 1 with enforcement of these new changes starting on Sept. 1. Are you prepared?