Any help with this guys:
We hired a new Production Manager and he wears a necklace, he says it's his "protection" and can not take it off. Of course rules are rules and he won't listen to me. I will take it to top management.
But what would you all do in that case? It's frustrating.
Also its not a chain necklace or anything, no it actually has beads and pearls that are a major food safety hazard!
I will have our HR handle the issue. But if you have a pre-employment contract signing with a subsection on Adherence to Company policies which clearly states that the employee will abide to company policies... I think that will help. Food Safety Policies are part of the company policies that it required to be complied with. Noncompliance will surely result to disciplinary aciyou, I will ban on.
If I were you I'll ban that person from entering areas with open products. Oh well that will be your second option. You can assign that person to areas where products are already packed.. However , your challenge here is the opinion of your other employees in the area. They will surely question the bias of your implementation. I mean, they might question why you are strict with rank and file employees and yet lenient on your Production Manager.
Always remember that there must be no exemption to your food safety policies. And that manager must put that on his/her mind as well. Kick him/her out of the company if he is not willing to comply!