Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Be Prepared with Wet Floor Signs and other Spill Kit Essentials

According to a member of the National Safety Council, falls are the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States and account for nearly 9 million visits to the emergency room every year. Chances are, you know someone who has slipped or fallen and chances are that they are over 55 years old. In 2009, slips and falls accounted for 25,000 deaths in the US. As a business owner, you have the responsibility to do your part to prevent these needless injuries. 

Falls can happen anywhere;

  • Doorways
  • Ramps
  • Stairs
  • Ladders
  • Hallways

Some of these falls are unavoidable, but one thing is for sure; we can do our best to help stop falls from wet floors.

Spills happen all the time and it’s important to clean them up as soon as possible. Whether it’s a sticky soft drink or slick ice cream, a bad fall due to an unattended spill can cost your business big. Every business should have a spill kit handy so accidents can be taken care of quickly. And even before the spill is cleaned up, it is imported to post wet floor signs in the area to alert others about the potential danger.

Keep your wet floor signs posted until after the area is dry and you feel comfortable allowing others to walk in the area. Make sure your wet floor signs are visible from any vantage point. This will protect not only you, but people in your building as well.

You can never be too safe, so having an adequate supply of wet floor signs, mobs, buckets and other important items in a spill kit is a must, especially if you have tile or wood floors in your business.
With such a focus on safety, taking every precaution is what people have come to expect from business owners and the janitorial staff. Go above and beyond, making sure everyone’s safety is your top priority!

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