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.

If you are of a certain age, the term NSF may take you back to that time when you wrote a check and promptly forgot about it, resulting in the dreaded Non-Sufficient Funds or bounced check. Do not ask how I know this.

But, today, we at Safeguard are celebrating NSF! Our stainless steel based, anti-slip step covers, walkway covers, and ladder rung covers have been Certified by NSF International for use in food and beverage processing.

Food and beverage processing can be quite messy, with lots of spills making floors very slippery and unsafe. At the same time, food and beverage processing people need to keep things super clean and free of bacteria. So anti-slip treatment is essential but it must meet certain standards. Those standards are set by NSF International.

NSF International began in 1944 as the National Sanitation Foundation, developing the first standards for sanitation of soda fountain and luncheonette equipment. To date, they have developed more than 90 public health standards and over 30 protocols for appliances, food equipment, drinking water filters, and other products. Products that meet these standards bear the NSF mark.

Since safety is Safeguard Technology’s number one goal, NSF Certification on our Safeguard® Hi-Traction® stainless steel products makes us twice as happy – safe to use in any environment and, as always, protecting people from slips-and-falls!

Learn more about Anti-Slip Flooring for Food & Beverage Processing.

Contact us to learn more about our NSF-Certified anti-slip covers.

US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2014 (the most recent year published) show that total recordable case rate for hospitals (injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers) is 6.2. The hospital injury rate is higher than in mining (3.8), hazardous waste treatment and disposal (4.6), and manufacturing (4.0). Now that should set off an alarm for health and safety professionals.

Read more @ http://us.anteagroup.com/en-us/beware-slippery-slope-slips-trips-and-falls-healthcare-facilities

While driving her bus in the greater New Orleans area, our customer, an independent owner/operator, observed her passengers slipping on the bus steps and falling. Very concerned about the children’s safety and the potential for a lawsuit, she needed a solution. An internet search led her to Safeguard Technology.

Our customer was never fond of the original material that covered the bus stairs. Installing Hi-Traction® Covers over the existing rubber provided a significant increase in traction. She was impressed by Safeguard’s responsiveness and willingness to outfit a single bus. She also liked:

  • Color Matching – including industry-standard white nosing
  • Custom Size – no cutting
  • Easy installation
  • Within budget

Problem solved! It is easy to reduce the risk of slips-and-falls and liability.

Safe school bus steps begin with Safeguard Hi-Traction Step Covers

 

Bus drivers are at risk for slips-and-falls. See how the Puget Sound Workers’ Compensation Trust partnered with Safeguard to address driver slip-and-fall issues.

Installation of Safeguard® Hi-Traction® Anti-Slip Ladder Rung Covers is an easy but important safety enhancement. The small, often slick ladder rung surface combined with the potential for falling from heights makes ladders a dangerous area for slips-and-falls.

This video explains, step-by-step, how to install fiberglass ladder rung covers using Sikaflex 252 adhesive. Steel-base covers can also use adhesive, or those can be tack-welded.

Thanks for stopping by the new Safeguard Technology website. We have revamped every section of our site to make it easier than ever to find the information you need. Hundreds of tweaks have been made throughout the site, delivering a far better mobile device experience plus quick ways to get in touch using your smartphone or our simplified web forms.

  • Browse our expanded Markets section
  • Find out about our Difference
  • Learn the Top Ten questions to ask about anti-slip

Stay tuned in the coming months for more new material relating to the crucial topic of stopping slips-and-falls. We hope to provide a helpful and enjoyable experience. Please share your feedback – we’d appreciate hearing what you think and how we can continue to improve.

Safeguard-Technology-mobile-web-site.pdf (118.7KB)

STAY INFORMED!
Join The Safeguard Email List For First Access To New Products & Insights
Receive more information on preventing slips-and-falls
SIGN UP
Close

Let us help you solve your problem


Contact Us