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Start the Year Off on the Right Foot by Preventing Slips and Falls

With the dawn of a new year, let’s all start off on the right foot by keeping our feet underneath us when afoot.

Outdoor Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 02, 2019
walking in boots on ice

Get Rock Solid on Slip and Fall Prevention

With the early arrival of Old Man Winter’s icy disposition across the Northeast, now is the time to get rock solid on slip and fall prevention.

General, Outdoor Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  November 20, 2018
Let’s not Fall Down on the Job…or Anywhere Else

Let's Not Fall Down on the Job.... or Anywhere Else

As we and our loved ones age our chances of falling increases, as do the chances for severe injury. Quality of life and loss of independence may be greatly affected.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  September 12, 2018
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Burn Prevention - A Hot Topic for Restaurants

The American Burn Association estimates nearly 500,000 burns are treated in medical facilities annually. This includes all burns from minor to severe. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded over 14,000 burns resulting in lost time in workplaces in...

Hospitality, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  June 20, 2018
construction worker wearing hardhat

Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury: Protective Measures from Head to Toe

You’ve been warned. You’ve seen the statistics, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) contribute to approximately 30% of all injury deaths. So we all just need to wear a hard hat whenever there is the slightest chance of risk, which is all the time.

General, Transportation, Construction, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  March 07, 2018
Staircase covered in ice

Slip and Fall Prevention - The S.A.F.E. Way (Part 5)

Environment comprises the design and layout (permanent and non-permanent features) of your facility as well as changing weather conditions around it.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  February 08, 2018
Pile of shoes

Slip and Fall Prevention - The S.A.F.E. Way (Part 4)

“Never underestimate the power of a shoe.” Giuseppe Zanotti, Italian Fashion Designer

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  February 06, 2018
Kids in classroom raising hand

Get Schooled on Safety

Schools are arguably the most important workplaces to ensure health and safety and can be the most challenging. Schools need to track, prevent, and mitigate a wide range of incidents from cyberbullying to bomb threats.

Education, Slips, Trips & Falls, Office Ergonomics, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety, Claims Management  •  February 01, 2018
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Slip and Fall Prevention - The S.A.F.E. Way (Part 3)

“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give… stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 30, 2018
uneven brick pavement

Slip and Fall Prevention - The S.A.F.E. Way (Part 2)

Getting to know the surface we walk on can help prevent slips and falls. In this post, we'll evaluate an existing surface by looking at its 4 C's.

Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 26, 2018