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The Right Mat System Can Help You Avoid Slips and Falls

- January 21, 2020 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Slips and falls are leading causes of workplace injuries. So, what is it that is causing employees to slip and fall?  Slips result when there is not enough friction between a person’s footwear and the floor surface—the low friction is …  Read more …

Hazards of Autumn – Leaves, Frost, Deer and Darkness

- September 23, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Autumn has arrived. 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, …  Read more …

Same Level Fall Prevention Series Part IV: Floor Matting

- July 19, 2018 by Brian Piñon, CSP (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, CSP (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, CSP (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, CSP (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 …