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Slip Resistant Stainless Steel Mixing Tank Platforms at Food Processing Plant

The Situation:

One of the largest food condiment processing plants, that was founded in 1869 and employs approximately 32,000 people, was looking for a slip resistant surface to put around their mixing tank platforms. Exacting safety standards are core to their mission and central to their heritage. Therefore, it was critical for their operators to have a safe walking surface to access the tanks. Their continuous effort to keep their facilities safe has generated positive results year after year. In 2012, the company lowered its total recordable incident rate by 30 percent less than the year before.

A&B Process Systems was contacted by the food processor to purchase slip resistant platforms and stair treads to be installed in the 225,000 square foot facility. With more than 40 years of experience in designing stainless steel process systems, fabricating and installing a wide variety of platforms, catwalks, stairs and handrails, there was no question that A&B Process Systems was the perfect company for the job. Knowing that the customer was in need of a slip resistant solution that was durable, long lasting, and exceeds all standards and recommended guidelines for slip resistance, SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring was their first choice.

The Solution:

When working on a stainless steel work platform liquids splash around and spill on the floor. This can make it very difficult for workers to maneuver around efficiently. In order to meet the requirements of this well-known condiment processing plant, A&B Process Systems ordered stock Grade 2 stainless steel plates and Grade 2 stainless steel stair treads with the SlipNOT® stainless steel surface applied. Stainless steel is easy to clean and is most commonly used in the food industry because of the strict hygiene conditions. A&B Process Systems knew that they needed to provide a product that would last and uphold to the standards of their customer. SlipNOT® has been producing a durable and long lasting coating for years, adding safety to A&B Process Systems design.

The Impact:

Floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall injuries each year. Compensation and medical costs associated with employee slip and fall accidents are approximately $70 billion annually according to the National Safety Council.

By providing slip resistant work platforms and stair treads employees are now working more productively in safer conditions. SlipNOT® always puts the safety of our customers first. A&B Process Systems and the processing plant can put their minds at ease knowing that the best possible solution has been chosen.

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