Accident Fund is launching a safety campaign called S.A.F.E. (Slip and Fall Elimination) to help policyholders prevent slip and falls this winter. Throughout the season customers will have access to winter safe tips such as snow and ice removal, proper salting techniques and proper footwear. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 20% to 30% of people who experience a slip and fall suffer moderate to severe injuries such as bruises, hip fractures, or head injuries. On top of these injuries it can be extremely costly.
The S.A.F.E. campaign may focus on sidewalks and parking lots which become extremely slick in changing weather conditions. Some important things to remember include:
These only touch on a couple highlights but will help create awareness. When looking into slip resistance for sidewalks or parking lots, you may consider SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring. SlipNOT® manufactures a durable and slip resistant metal coating which will give pedestrians better traction.
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