5 Slip and Fall Dangers That Gym Mats Can Minimize

5 Slip and Fall Dangers That Gym Mats Can Minimize

You go to the gym to get in a good workout and keep in shape. But the very place you go to get and stay healthy can also lead to painful and debilitating slip and fall injuries that could put you on your back and off the treadmill for weeks or months on end. Gyms, […]

Recipe For Disaster: Slips and Falls Are Constant Risks In Restaurants

Recipe For Disaster: Slips and Falls Are Constant Risks In Restaurants

When a busy restaurant kitchen is firing on all cylinders, with chefs, sous chefs, waiters, bussers, dishwashers, and other staff seamlessly working together, it can be a thing of beauty. But all of those people dashing around crowded areas full of food, liquids, and other items that can quickly end up on a wet, greasy, […]

Going Down: Why Falls Are More Common While Descending Stairs

Going Down: Why Falls Are More Common While Descending Stairs

What goes up must come down. But when it comes to stairs, what comes down often winds up falling. Falls on stairs happen all the time, but they are much more common when descending a staircase than when climbing one. While the pull of gravity is undoubtedly a factor in falls while going down stairs, […]

Tragic Spinal Cord Injuries From Slips and Falls Upend Thousands Of Lives Every Year

Tragic Spinal Cord Injuries From Slips and Falls Upend Thousands Of Lives Every Year

Look around your facility. Those slippery surfaces that you see, that area by the door with snow, ice, and water being tracked in, the stairs without any treads – all of them can ruin someone’s life. That is because catastrophic spinal cord injuries are often the result of a slip and fall. In fact, slips […]

Slips and Falls Responsible For Half Of All Workplace Traumatic Brain Injuries

Slips and Falls Responsible For Half Of All Workplace Traumatic Brain Injuries

The brain is a remarkable machine, the source of everything that makes us who we are. It is also remarkably fragile. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can take away or alter a person’s personality and dramatically diminish their ability to communicate, process information, or remember things. A TBI can also steal a person’s ability to […]

Protecting Seniors From Catastrophic Slip and Fall Injuries

Protecting Seniors From Catastrophic Slip and Fall Injuries

Falls by actors and comedians on TV and in the movies have been the source of countless chuckles for generations. But in real life, falls are anything but a laughing matter. In fact, slip and fall accidents are deadly serious for hundreds of thousands of older Americans each year and are the leading cause of […]

Accident Prevention with Entrance Mats

Accident Statistics Every Gym Owner Should Know

Did you know that every year 2 million American workers get hurt badly at their place of work? A single workplace accident can leave a big impact on your business. A business owners’ responsibilities include facility maintenance and preventative measures. Between the medical bills, the lost productivity, all the workers’ compensation paperwork, the costs are […]

Accident Statistics Every Gym Owner Should Know

Slips and Falls Responsible For Half Of All Workplace Traumatic Brain Injuries

A workout injury can happen to anyone, no matter your experience or fitness level. Even walking can cause an injury. Liability releases are a standard part of nearly every gym membership agreement, and most patrons accept responsibility for their own safety while using weights, machines, and other amenities. Gyms, just like other commercial businesses, have […]

How to Handle an OSHA Inspection

OSHA

Since the inception of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplace injuries and deaths have dropped over 60 percent. OSHA provides an invaluable service to employees across the nation, but the rules and regulations set forth by the inspection agency are complex. And, an audit can be startling. Keeping OSHA laws and the broader […]