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Hazards of Autumn – Leaves, Frost, Deer and Darkness

- October 18, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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In many parts of the country, autumn brings about new safety concerns including slip and fall hazards, extreme changes in weather conditions and less daylight. If you have employees that are working outside in the autumn weather, considering covering the …  Read more …

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 …

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 …

Same Level Fall Prevention Series Part I: The Surprising Impact of Floor Cleaning Method

- March 5, 2018 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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When diagnosing a slip/fall problem within an organization, there are a variety of factors to look at that may be affecting the level of risk. Floor cleaning, while usually not overlooked completely, is often not given enough attention. Most assess …  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 …