Archive | February, 2013

Updating Old Stairways With New Rubber Stair Treads

27 Feb

Visitor safety is essential when it comes to being the owner of a business or property. Guests who are welcomed on to the property for the purpose of conducting a financial transactions (i.e. customers) are owed the highest degree of care, and property owners must take proactive measures to ensure their safety. Failure to keep the property in good repair may result in liability for accidents that occur, particularly when those accidents could have been reasonably prevented by the property owner. Entryways, hallways, and stairwells are among the most heavily trafficked areas of a facility and thus worthy of inspection. Anti-slip floor mats are a good safey precaution in entrances and hallways that need added slip-resistance. For stairways, investing in rubber, vinyl, or aluminum stair treads may likewise provide the slip-resistance needed to ensure a safe and accident-free environment. To learn more about preventing accidents with stair treads, visit this article on the Eagle Mat Blog.


What Are the Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?

13 Feb

Lack of slip resistance, inadequate / irregular maintenance, and poor lighting are among the most common causes of slip and fall accidents. Most alarmingly, these easily preventable situations cost American businesses over $50 billion in 2007 alone. That statistic shocked American business owners when it was first published in the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, yet the incidence of slip and fall accidents remains high. Slip and fall accidents are among the most easily prevented type of accident, requiring modest investment when compared to other aspects of facility operations and management. To aid in everyday accident prevention, the editors of the Eagle Mat Blog have produced this report on the most common causes of slip and fall accidents.

Make a Positive Impression with Retail Customers

9 Feb

Is your business leveraging the opportunity to make a good first impression with each individual who visits your storefront? The employees, products, and unique selling proposition offered by your business is just a piece of the puzzle; in today’s world of saturated markets and online shopping, it’s more important than ever for retail businesses to “wow” potential customers with not just great service, but a pristine store environment as well. Simple safety products like floor mats, signage, and wet umbrella bag stands go a long way in saying “we care”. Moreover, these products promote a clean, dry, and safe environment in which customers may enjoy themselves without the risk of slip-and-fall injury. To learn more about creating a positive first impression with retail customers, visit this article on the Eagle Mat Blog.

Slip and Fall Accident Statistics

7 Feb

The “slip, trip, and fall” experts at the National Floor Safety Institute are on a mission. That mission is to aid in the prevention of slips, trips, and falls through education, research, and the development of safety standards that prevent the occurrence of accidents. According to the organization, the average slip and fall accident may cause temporary– or sometimes permanent– disabling effects that cost about $250,000 or more. This is particularly alarming for businesses, as such accidents not only mean the harm or loss of an employee, but also inordinate expenses. When the accident is the result of negligence, businesses may be required by law to compensate workers for lost wages, medical bills, and more. By better understanding why accidents occur, businesses can proactively seek to prevent them. To that end, the Eagle Mat Blog presents this guide to common Slip and Fall Statistics. Review this article, and leave your questions in the Comments section below. Readers may also wis