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Same Level Fall Prevention Series Part IV: Floor Matting

- July 19, 2018 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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Floor matting has long been recognized as an effective strategy to capture contaminants from footwear and provide an improved coefficient of friction near liquid sources. This blog will review the various types of matting and provide guidance for maximizing their …  Read more …

Same Level Fall Prevention Series Part III: Slip-Resistant Footwear

- May 15, 2018 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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The use of slip-resistant footwear is a common response to slippery conditions in the workplace. Part III in our Same Level Fall Prevention Series will cover the general effectiveness of this type of footwear, and program elements that will enhance …  Read more …

Falling: It Can Happen to Anyone

- May 10, 2018 by Asher Sweet (View all posts by Asher)
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On a wet day in the spring of 2015, my previous employer had just finished a complete rebuild of our fall protection system for loading rail cars and tractor trailers. This was to help combat a string of fatalities that …  Read more …

Same Level Fall Prevention Series Part II: Three Floor Cleaning Mistakes That are Working Against You

- March 19, 2018 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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In my last blog, Floor Cleaning & Same Level Fall Risk, I highlight the impact floor cleaning procedures can have on the amount of friction your floor provides. Now that we know cleaning methods (and not just frequency) are worth …  Read more …

Don’t Fall for the Anti-Slip Myth

- January 20, 2018 by Susan McKendry (View all posts by Susan)
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Problem: Slippery Floors Solution: Anti-Slip Footwear… Right? WRONG! Anti-Slip Footwear is only part of a full slip prevention plan. The anti-slip design is only functional if the sole is clean and well maintained and the floor surface is also properly …  Read more …

Winter is Here – Preventing Slips & Falls in Cold, Wet Conditions

- December 22, 2017 by Mike Pettit (View all posts by Mike)
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In addition to cold stress, such as hypothermia, many people are seriously injured each year as a result of slips and falls in cold, wet conditions – now is the time to start thinking about preventative measures to keep your …  Read more …