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Jan 17 2018
by Impact News

Skip the Slip! How to Stay Safer At Work

Founding Father and Congressman Alexander Hamilton is credited with originating the enduring chestnut, “If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.” Though he wasn’t referring to taking a tumble down the steps of the White House (it wasn’t built yet), his words remain apt today.

Slip and fall claims cost American businesses an estimated $16 billion per year, according to the 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. That’s a staggering sum.

“Workplace injuries impact both employees and employers. Injured employees face potential physical, emotional and financial harm. Employers face the direct costs of workplace injuries — medical care related to the accident and some portion of an injured employee’s pay — and the indirect costs, including hiring temporary employees, lost productivity, and quality disruptions,” says Liberty Mutual workers’ compensation expert Debbie Michel.

Fortunately, Impact Absorbents has myriad ways to help prevent slip-and-fall incidents and keep your business sparkling.

We recommend that you:

  • Retire the mops, rags and paper towels. Who wants to clean up an oily or sugary mess with inefficient tools? An XSORB Spill Station bundles everything you need for fast, effective, safe spill clean up in one place. XSORB Universal Spill Clean-up is a non-toxic, environmentally friendly dry formula that solidifies the spill on contact, making it easy to simply sweep away with our Squeegee Rubber Broom. While other people are still down on all fours, with cones blocking off the area of the mishap, XSORB users are back at work, with a clean, dry floor that leaves no evidence of a recent spill.
  • Know your needs. We’re proud to offer the greenest, safest, most economical spill clean up and spill containment products on the market. And we believe in full disclosure. Please review our Product MSDS so you’ll be familiar with what you’re using in your company, hospital, school, retail establishment or event center.
  • Plan ahead. Winter is more prone to potential spills in many industries. Know what’s needed in your field, and stock up on appropriate spill clean up and spill containment support in advance. One excellent resource for the transportation and raceway industries, for example, is XSORB Outdoor All-Purpose Absorbent, which stays down even in slightly windy conditions and easily handles tough spills such as oil, grease and paint, products contractors, mechanics and long-haul truckers know intimately.

Be well, stay safe. And that’s no cliché.