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What Makes a Good Safety Floor?

No matter the type of facility you operate, safety is important, and one of the more universal safety concerns is slips and falls. This can be a problem around entrances where people track in water from outside, or in areas of food preparations that are slick from frequent cleaning. The best way to mitigate these […]

Slip Prevention in Commercial Kitchens

Commercial kitchens are food production kitchens for businesses such as hotels, cruise ships, and restaurants. Unlike your home kitchen, there are more specialized pieces of equipment such as Sous vide machines, Ice cream makers, and industrial-grade deep fryers, grills and ovens. Another important difference is that these kitchens usually have more than one person involved […]

Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents

There may be a lot of funny videos swirling around the internet showing people slipping and falling. But in truth, it’s not funny at all! In fact, falling from the “same level” and falling to “lower level” were the second and third highest injury causes of disabling workplace injuries in 2011. Naturally, you’d want to […]

Tools Essential to Slip Resistance Testing

At Safety Direct America, not only do we specialize in expert floor and tile slip resistance testing both in the lab and in the field, we also offer the finest collection of slip test instruments to help you determine and monitor your slip risk effectively.  National standards-setting organizations including ASTM, ANSI, BSI, ISO, and others […]

Odd But Useful Places for Anti-Slip Coatings

Whether you own a home or a business, a swimming pool, or a warehouse, there are lots of locations where a good anti-slip coating can be applied. After all, no one likes trying to get off the floor after a serious fall. What you might not have considered, however, are all the odd but useful […]

Putting Together an Injury and Illness Prevention Program

You’ve read the statistics and you’ve seen the benefits. Now it’s time to assemble an OSHA-compliant Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (or IIPP) and put it in place in your business to help keep your employees safe and healthy. So, how do you go about writing and adopting one company-wide? Safety Direct America is here […]

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How to Make Your Shoes Less Slippery

  At Safety Direct America, we focus on making surfaces less slippery and easier to walk on with our slip resistance testing and anti-slip coatings. But what if you find yourself at work or in a public place, and discover that your shoes are the real problem? Whether your shoes are slippery because they’re too […]

Making Your Home Pool Safer

Swimming pools are an absolute blast! Every kid’s dream is to have a full pool in their own backyard. As fun as they are, though, pools can also be dangerous and scary without proper safety features put into place. We’ve all heard, too often, of tragic accidents that happen in home pools. Those stories make […]

5 Tips For Preventing Bathroom Slips

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most dangerous and costly causes of injuries around the world. And among places where such accidents happen, the bathroom is the most common by a wide margin. To help you protect yourself and your family, your friends at Safety Direct America have put together a few suggestions […]

What are Some Less Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?

Slips and falls account for as much as 15% of all accidental deaths every year; only motor vehicle accidents cause a larger percentage. Even when they aren’t fatal, they have a big economic impact—causing 25% of all reported injury claims per fiscal year and being responsible for 95 million days of lost work per year. […]

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