Slippery Floor Solutions – Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries Before they Occur

Slippery Floor Solutions – Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries Before they Occur

Winter in Michigan comes with a lot of snow, as we have seen this past January. Another thing that accompanies winter is ice. Ice is dreaded because it causes people to fall and cars to slide out of control. It’s no secret how dangerous ice can be. Commercial buildings and cities know this more than anyone since ice can be an insurance hazard. But what if that hazard followed you inside? What are you to do if you have a hotel pool, bathroom tile, or another slippery floor? Xtreme Flooring is pondering that same question and we want to help! This article will discuss the dangers of having slippery floors in your home or business. We are looking to invest in new innovative technology for safe flooring solutions.

Prevent Slippery Floors and Insurance HazardsSlippery-Floor-Caution-Sign-S-4369

Did you know that 50% of accidents in the workplace are caused by slippery floors? According to HSP Supply, Inc., $11 billion is spent every year in money given out for injuries related to slips and falls. The average cost from a slip and fall is $22,000 per accident. That’s quite an insurance hazard! Imagine all that money that can be saved if you take preventative measures! In fact, slips are one of the most easily preventable accidents in the workplace. Here are some more slippery floor statistics:

  • Over 540,000 Slip-Fall injuries, requiring hospital care, occur in North America each year.
  • One in three serious bone breaks for seniors result in death, within one year of the accident.
  • Slip-Falls are the number one cause of accidents in Hotels, Restaurants and Public Buildings; 70% occur in flat and level surfaces.
  • The focus should be on prevention, not compensation.

Xtreme Flooring wants to help you. That’s why we’re investigating these new safe floor solutions.

Prevent Slippery Floor Injuries – Safe Flooring Fixes

So what can you do to save you and your business from insurance hazards? There are several things. Firstly, if you’re a business owner, stay up to date on safety standards. Secondly, make sure your employees are well informed about how to prevent slips by cleaning up spills and wearing proper shoes. Unfortunately, not every slip can be prevented through smart footwear usage. Slippery floors are the number one reason of falls. Xtreme Flooring can’t be with you at the shoe store to help pick out the best slip-resistant shoes, but we can help treat the floors you work with. Special non-stick coatings are available that can give you the add grip to prevent injury. Many of these coatings are also easy to clean and actually help lower the maintenance of your floors. You can’t prevent accidents completely, but you can greatly reduce insurance hazards that could cost you and your family thousands of dollars.

Take Back your Floors!

Let us know what you think! We aim to please at Xtreme Flooring and are willing to branch out. We can save you maintenance time, make your home or business safer, and save you lots of money and stress. Safe flooring solutions can be used on vinyl, hardwood, concrete, bathtubs, tile, and more! Help us take this next step by letting us know what you think! Call us at  (734) 558-0403, or contact us on our website by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

Jay Leonard

About The Author

Hi, I am Jay Leonard and I own and operate Xtreme Flooring. Together with my wife we have operated for nearly 10 years, formerly we were known as Beauty Crete and now Xtreme Flooring. Hardwood and concrete floor solutions is my passion! Have any questions about your floor? Please ask and I promise to help.


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