Commercial / Industrial
Safety in the Workplace
Employers are required to take every reasonable precaution to create a safe working environment for employees and patrons. Despite these regulations, 80 workers are injured each day in Ontario due to falls in the workplace according to WSIB. These incidents can have a devastating impact on individuals, families and business. A WSIB claim costs an average of almost $12,000, potentially costing as much as four times that due to indirect costs such as lost productivity and staff replacement. Settlements from a lawsuit filed by either an employee or a patron can incur significantly higher costs. As a business, one of the best practices to mitigate these safety risks is by applying an anti-slip solution on slippery walking surfaces. In doing so, one can limit the physical and mental stress caused by a slip and fall and also taper costs significantly.
Globally, Sure Step Anti-slip applications have been trusted across an entire spectrum of business landscapes including manufacturing, commercial and retail entities to help decrease the likelihood of a slip and fall. Applications have been completed in establishments like Busch Gardens, MetLife Stadium, numerous YMCA locations and many restaurant chains including the likes of McDonalds, Tim Hortons and Boston Pizza. Areas including entry ways, bathrooms, industrial kitchens, manufacturing warehouse floors and loading docks all present these potentially hazardous conditions when they become wet. To minimize the likelihood of a slip and fall, careful monitoring of the dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) of walkway surfaces is paramount. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) mandates that tile and floor slip testing are done with a digital tribometer, or more specifically the BOT3000e tribometer. Sure Step products have been proven to maximize the DCOF rating and are actually endorsed by Regan Instruments who manufacture the BOT300e machine. Detailed DCOF quarterly logs can be provided upon request, and can add credibility to your safety management programs.