Winter Storm Preparedness for 2019

Winter Storm Preparedness for 2019

There are tons of things you can do to prepare your place of business for winter. We’re going to give you a handy list of some super easy ideas that will really make a difference and make everyone safer. Get some mats.  Seriously. Accidents, like falling down or slipping on a wet floor, are more […]

Watch Where You Step, Please: Stair Treads

Stair Treads

According to the National Safety Council, in the United States, there are one million accidents each year involving stairs. Falling in or near the stairs is second only to car accidents for leading causes of accidental injury. So, when you’re making your business safer for everyone in every room, don’t forget the stairs. And do […]

Waterhog Mats to the Rescue

3 Best Reasons to Choose Waterhog Floor Mats

In November of 2018, looking at the statistics for the past 100 years, precipitation was above average across the US, with some areas on the east coast having record-setting highs. While some areas also have plenty of rain in the spring, the problem with winter precipitation is that it’s extra slippery because of snow, sleet, […]

Winter Is Here: Top 3 Reasons to Have High-Quality Mats

Having proper mats is important all year round. But it’s especially important in the winter when slips, trips, and falls skyrocket. It’s also surprising to note that 70 percent of these falls are on level ground. If you’re going to get mats for your business premises, then get good ones. High-quality mats look better, last […]

Tis the Season for Slips and Falls

Slips and Falls

Santa Claus is coming to town. And along with his gifts and his sleigh, expect tons of ice, sleet, snow, slush, and freezing rain. Believe it or not, in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the US, there were “42,480 workplace injuries and illnesses involving ice, sleet or snow that required at […]

Improving Safety in Multi-Tenant Spaces

multi-tentant spaces

We always remind you that accidents at the workplace are expensive. Each slip, trip, or fall incident at the workplace costs the employer an average of $40,000. Owning or managing a multi-tenant space is a big responsibility. So, today, as we head into winter we’d like to give you some hints on improving safety in […]

Winter Weather Snow Safety

Winter Weather Snow Safety

Winter is just beginning in the United States, and some areas will be receiving plenty of snow. Now is not a good time to be complacent about your office safety. Remember that slips, trips, and falls are a major hazard. Each slip, trip, or fall incident at the workplace costs the employer an average of […]

Get Ready for the Busiest Shopping Days of 2018

Get Ready for the Busiest Shopping Days of 2018

The predicted busiest shopping days for 2018 are in. And in this group, Black Friday is predicted to be the one busiest shopping day of the year. Here are the dates: Friday, November 23 – Black Friday Saturday, December 22 – Super Saturday Saturday, December 15 Sunday, December 23 Saturday, November 24 Saturday, December 8 […]

Stairway Safety at Your Place of Business

Stairway Safety

There are all kinds of laws that govern safety in the workplace. In the US, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration spells out a number of rules about stairways including 1926.1052(a)(7) “Slippery conditions on stairways shall be eliminated before the stairways are used to reach other levels.” This particular rule is easy […]

Quick Guide to Using Mats for Floor Safety

Floor Safety

Because slips, trips, and falls, are such a major problem for businesses, costing around $1 billion dollars per year (which we remind you of regularly), the National Floor Safety Institute issued a Guide in 2012 on Standards for Commercial Entrance Matting. This guide is so good, that we decided to summarize it for you here. […]