Our Difference
History of Anti-Slip Innovation

Since 1992, Safeguard Technology has grown to become the leading innovator of anti-slip safety products in offshore oil exploration and drilling, transportation, food & beverage processing, power generation, and commercial and residential applications.

Merv Litzow founded Safeguard Technology with his extensive background in the chemical industry. He translated his unique knowledge and experience into the development of an outstanding safety product line.

Safeguard® Hi-Traction Covers outperform every other product in the industry in terms of:

  • Overall effectiveness
  • Ease of installation
  • Lifetime durability

We’ve been awarded two patents covering the manufacturing of their steel-based products.

Used worldwide, Safeguard Technology's products are considered the product of choice in the oil and gas industry. Customers in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia report their utmost satisfaction with the performance of the Safeguard Hi-Traction line of safety covers.

History of Product Innovations

2012 was our 20th year manufacturing and marketing Safety Covers. Our sole focus has been the design, development, and manufacture of superior safety products for the prevention of slips and falls.

Safeguard Roll-Traction™

Safeguard Roll-Traction™ Mats are a durable, pliable, and portable solution for eliminating slips and falls on wet and slippery surfaces.

Roll traction product

Safeguard Mat-Traction™

Anti-Slip Floor Mats - Introduced as a moveable solution for slips-and-falls in industrial and commercial market applications.

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Safeguard Anti-Slip Tapes

Anti-Slip Floor Mats - Allow our customers a quick, cost effective, temporary solution for slip and fall issues in low traffic, non-harsh environments.

anti-slip tapes

Premium Colors

In 2006 the Company introduced a new line of contemporary earth tone colors, designated Premium Colors. These were developed to fit the aesthetic requirements for schools, commercial offices, institutional buildings, hotels, apartment buildings, and residences.

Premium Colors

Architects, commercial and residential markets requested an expanded palette of aesthetically pleasing contemporary color options and Safeguard responded with a new line of Premium Colors.

Xtreme Grade Option

To meet the needs and rugged conditions of ocean based oil-drilling platforms throughout the world, a sixth grade (grit) option is introduced: Xtreme.

Xtreme Grade

Two major additions to the Safeguard Family

Flexible PVC (Vinyl) is introduced as a superior alternative to substandard Anti-slip tapes, featuring a pressure sensitive "peel-and-stick" adhesive backing.

CTA mat

Pipe and Cable Covers are developed to prevent slips, trips and falls over exposed pipes, cables and conduit.

Image of Safeguard anti-slip pipe and cable cover. Standard and customized options available, contact us today

Pultruded FRP

In 1999 a line of products bonded to Pultruded FRP Composite Fiberglass was introduced, followed later by vinyl with a self-adhesive backing.

Pultruded FRP is added as a material of construction, offering a low cost, lightweight alternative to Stainless and Galvanized Steel.

In 1998, a major product development program culminated in the introduction of HiGlo-Traction™, which provided an additional safety feature… "glow-in–the-dark" properties. This feature provides safe egress in case of a power failure in addition to preventing slips and falls.

Photoluminescent Colors

Photoluminescent "Glow-in-the-Dark" is introduced as an integrated pigment, designed to last the life of the product without premature wearing.

Photoluminescent colors

Galvanized Steel

Safeguard's initial product incorporated a stainless steel base. In 1994 galvanized steel products were added.

Safeguard Technology is created offering superior Anti-slip Covers in 18 Gauge Stainless and Galvanized Steel base material construction.

In addition to these notable accomplishments, Safeguard also excels in offering descriptive markings & custom logos, the largest variety of sizes, colors and grades, intricate shapes and cuts, and the ability to bond its superior surface to customer supplied material.

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