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Each June, we celebrate National Safety Month, a good time to step back and view the big picture of safety concerns. The 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, shown below, outlines the causes and costs of US workplace injuries. While it shows the leading issue to be overexertion, slips, trips and falls are split into three categories. When combined, these injuries account for 28.9% of the total and $17.92 billion – clearly #1 in both cause and cost.
Now consider that so many of these injuries are preventable. At Safeguard, we have a long history of creative anti-slip solutions. Drop us a line to let us know about your problem areas – together we can prevent slips-and-falls!
Many of us are lucky to have relatives living longer than ever before. The population of older Americans is growing and a lot of us find ourselves concerned about their safety. Most older folks want to remain independent but family members worry that each venture on the stairs or walk is a potentially life-threatening activity. Some serious slip-and-fall statistics from the CDC:
- One in three older adults falls each year
- Emergency departments treated approximately 2.5 million nonfatal falls in 2013
- 734,000 of those nonfatal fall victims were admitted to the hospital
- That year, 25,500 older adults died from unintentional falls
- More than 250,000 hip fractures are reported every year, and 95 percent of those are from falls
Falls are such a major health risk for the elderly that preventing them should be a priority. Safeguard® Hi-Traction® Anti®-Slip® Covers for steps and walkways are extremely effective, easy to install, and they last a long time. Our premium colors will enhance the décor of any home or residence while providing superior traction even when wet or at an angle like an access ramp.
Check out some of our anti-slip solutions for homes or residential facilities and consider installation of quality anti-slip step and walkway covers to protect your family and guests.
OSHA has been postponing approval of this ruling for years, but it sounds like they are finally getting ready to do it. We will keep you posted. For now, you can read an interesting article written by Safety and Health Magazine about this ruling’s long history. Click here to read more
Even if you’re a small business, safety is important. Fifty-five percent of fatal falls in construction are in companies with 1-10 employees with forty percent of overall construction fatalities being from slips, trips or falls. So big or small, join us in our efforts to make the workplace a safer place.