Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Forklift Rodeo Event

2014 Forklift Rodeo

This year Kahiki decided to do things a little bit different for our Forklift Rodeo held at the end of summer. The annual event included important training for safety and food safety, but also included an element of surprise with an outside “fun zone”. The fun zone featured a dunk tank with a line up of management to dunk, fun games related to safety and food safety and communication and team building activities. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

The "Selfie" Craze Takes Over Kahiki

You may not think there's a lot that is "hip" at a frozen food manufacturer and distributor, but you'd be sorely mistaken. The "selfie" craze has hit Kahiki in a big way and we've decided to make the month of May "Safety Selfie Month!" Our employees can take a selfie while wearing safety glasses and submit for a chance to win a free lunch. It only takes a few seconds to snap a selfie and it only take a few seconds to be safe on the job.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Keeping The Holidays Safe For Everyone

To promote safe practices during the holidays, Kahiki put together a Halloween contest for the team. Associates were asked to submit their best ideas for keeping the kids safe during Trick-Or-Treating. This is what we came up with:

•         Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and is possible use light colors.
•         Have kids use flashlights or glow sticks to help them be seen by drivers.
•         Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
•         Look left, right and left again when crossing, keep looking as you cross.
•         Put electronics devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
•         Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
•         Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
•         Check all candy before letting your children eat it to be sure it is safe and not tampered with.

Now that Halloween is over, how will you make Thanksgiving and Christmas safe for the family?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Biggest Loser

Kahiki is home to the BIGGEST LOSER!

In an effort to promote healthfulness among the team, Kahiki Foods started a friendly weight loss competition aptly titled “The Biggest Loser.” This past April, the competition came to an end with a total of 355 pounds lost among the 36 participants. While many vied to be the Biggest Loser, Jeisy Pena came out on top, losing more than 10% of her body weight! We want to congratulate all the participants on their hard work. Even though there could be only one Biggest Loser, everyone won by getting healthier.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pallet Ranching at the Forklift Rodeo

Just last week, Kahiki Foods put together its company-wide annual safety training. Instead of trotting out the same old workbooks and PowerPoint presentations, the team makes this annual training fun with the Forklift Rodeo! After an opening presentation from President Darcy Zbinovec, the team split off into several groups to perform various activities like getting a t-shirt out of a block of ice to promote teamwork or making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with one arm to teach about the importance of safety. The day culminates in a test of skill and dexterity with the Forklift Rodeo, a timed obstacle course where drivers must navigate around pallets without dropping a plastic. It was fun day that people here are still talking about. We’re already looking forward to next year!

SafeStart Comes to a Close

Kahiki Foods has just finished its journey through the SafeStart program. After many months of learning about states, errors, minds not being on task and complacency, it turns out one of the biggest safety concerns among the team is eyes not on task. People are too easily distracted by their cell phones on the sidewalk and on the road. However, sharing SafeStart stories and hearing just how dangerous texting and walking or texting and driving can be has put the eyes of many here at Kahiki Foods back on task. The team may have finished the final chapter of the SafeStart, but the story of staying safe is just getting started.