Slips, trips, and falls account for a large number of injuries, personal suffering, and company loss each year. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that the surfaces beneath your feet are as safe as possible should be a top priority. While some precautions such as “wet floor” signs may seem the simplest to implement, chemists and other SlipDoctors experts have developed far more effective solutions.
What The Numbers Say
The National Council on Aging says that falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults in the United States. However, injuries due to slips, trips, and falls affect more than just those who are over the age of 65.
OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also lists a number of shocking figures. For example, injuries due to slips, trips, and falls are the second leading cause of accidental deaths, after fatalities caused by motor accidents.
Taking Action to Reduce Fall Risk
SlipDoctors offers a number of options so that you can choose a solution which will be appropriate for your project and your goals. To create anti-slip flooring, you can utilize:
- Non-slip paints or coatings, which can be applied with a brush or roller and contain synthetic particles to increase traction and create a safer surface in any color.
- Anti-slip tapes. These tapes, available in a number of colors, widths, and traction levels, can be utilized in bathtubs, showers, pool decks, boat decks, stairs, and more.
- Slip testing audits performed by our very own experts, helping you to determine the areas of highest risk and how you can improve safety in these areas (and others).
With just a little bit of effort, we guarantee that you can obtain fantastic results including increased traction and reduced fall risk.
Do you feel inspired to further emphasize safety in your home, on your boat, in your backyard, or at your place of work? Check out our wide variety of anti-slip flooring solutions in our online store and contact us with questions about product specifications or custom orders.