Your Facility’s Winter Safety Checklist

Your Facility’s Winter Safety Checklist

This winter—and every winter—take time to survey your facility and surrounding property for potentially dangerous conditions. Remember that property owners owe a certain level of care to the guests who enter the property, and failure to take reasonable measures to keep things safe might trigger liability for accidents that occur. Proactive accident prevention is not […]

Planning for a Rainy Winter

Planning for a Rainy Winter

Business owners across the United States are seeing a unique winter, to say the least. It is clear that winter 2015-16 has been significantly impacted by El Niño, a weather phenomenon that causes warming throughout the Pacific. Weather experts attribute this winter’s higher-than-average temperatures and precipitation to El Niño, warning that southern states are at […]

Pairing Waterhog Runners with Half Ovals This Winter

Pairing Waterhog Runners with Half Ovals This Winter

It’s easy to justify focusing on slip and fall prevention during the winter. No other time of year has more factors known to contribute to injuries among both employees and guests. For instance, holiday sales are known to draw big crowds of (sometimes frenzied) shoppers that rush, push, and elbow their way into stores, down […]

Q&A: Property Liability for Homeowners

Q&A: Property Liability for Homeowners

As a homeowner, safeguarding your property from potential liabilities is vital for you and your family’s emotional and financial wellbeing. While you may not see as much foot traffic as a small business or retail shop, your guests’ safety is your responsibility as soon as they step on your property. And with Halloween quickly approaching, […]

Prevent Slips and Falls This Halloween with Weatherproof Mats

Prevent Slips and Falls This Halloween with Weatherproof Mats

Did you know that if a trick-or-treater falls on your doorstep this Halloween, you could be liable for their injuries? With stormy Autumn weather approaching, protecting your home or business from slip and fall accidents is even more pertinent than usual. Without the proper precautions, your doorstep could become an unknowingly dangerous surface for trick-or-treaters. […]

Tips for Preventing a Slip and Fall Lawsuit This Fall

Tips for Preventing a Slip and Fall Lawsuit This Fall

Autumn weather often brings trouble to building owners. Wet, slippery leaves attach to the bottom of guests’ shoes and scatter across floors, leaving hazardous messes that sometimes lead to slip and fall incidents. Aside from the emotional turmoil that an accident can cause a small business, financial troubles due to liability are also a concern. […]

Will Following OSHA Laws Make Your Workplace Safe?

Will Following OSHA Laws Make Your Workplace Safe?

Although work-related injuries have dropped significantly since OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, was formed, industries and taxpayers still pay $200 billion per year toward workplace hazards. OSHA laws and regulations are intended to protect the American employee from harm or illness in the workplace. Unfortunately, many of the OSHA laws are outdated […]

Happy Mats

Happy Mats

Most savvy businesses owners understand the importance of floor matting for safety regulations. But, few understand just how mats can be used to improve the “happy factor” at work. Aside from preventing slips due to commercial and industrial spills, mats can improve the overall mood in your office when picked and placed strategically. Consider the […]

Do You Need a Runner Mat?

Do You Need a Runner Mat?

Business owners often wonder: Why invest in extra mats and runners, especially if I already have an outdoor mat? While outdoor mats are great at lessening the debris brought indoors, they are not full proof. The best facilities have both indoor and outdoor floor coverings. Consider the following reasons why you should incorporate runners in […]

Are You Smearing Soil in Your Entryway?

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Are you smearing soil around your entryway rather than properly removing it from the floor? If you’re using a standard mop, you’re just smearing the dirt around, no matter how clean it may look. Consider how mops work – you only rinse after multiple passes, which means each time you place the mop down, you’re […]