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Facilities Maintenance, Safety and Surviving the Snow

  • Not all Mats are Created Equal: The Science of Entrance Matting
  • Abigail Stock
  • Slip and Fall

Not all Mats are Created Equal: The Science of Entrance Matting

Every facility manager knows the benefit of an entrance mat, but most don’t understand that all mats are not created equal. Using the wrong kind of mat at a location can still lead to slip and fall accidents, negating the purpose of having an entrance mat to begin with.  With...

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John Allin on Slip and Fall Lawsuits and the Snow & Ice Removal Industry

In this interview, you’ll learn all about John Allin, founder of SIMA, key player in the founding of ASCA, expert witness, and overall big name in the snow and ice removal industry. HeatTrak: Share with us briefly how long you’ve been in the snow and ice industry? How did you...

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  • Here's How to Get a Grip on Slips and Falls
  • Abigail Stock
  • Slip and Fall

Here's How to Get a Grip on Slips and Falls

It’s no secret that slips and falls can be costly to businesses and institutions. They lead to employees taking sick days and result in worker compensation claims, higher insurance premiums, and lawsuits, all of which can seriously harm your bottom line. The Statistics Speak for Themselves: Slips and falls are...

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  • Reducing Slip and Fall Injuries: Cost-Benefit Realities
  • Abigail Stock
  • Slip and Fall

Reducing Slip and Fall Injuries: Cost-Benefit Realities

Facility managers have many responsibilities keeping their buildings safe for visitors, customers, and employees. These tasks range from monitoring elevator safety to fire alarm maintenance, to watching for problems caused by faulty plumbing and electrical wiring. The common denominator of all these tasks is that they involve concerns inside the...

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  • Slips and Falls, OSHA, and Your Facility
  • Abigail Stock
  • Slip and Fall

Slips and Falls, OSHA, and Your Facility

Prudent facility managers are well aware of OSHA and the need to remain compliant with its regulations. For those needing a refresher, here are the basics about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A division of the United States Department of Labor, it was created in 1970 to ensure that...

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Shocking Slip and Fall Statistics

Facility managers have a lot to contend with when it comes to the day-to-day running of a building, whether it be a commercial office space, or a hospital, institution, or big-box store. While each of these facilities have their own unique vulnerabilities and concerns, careful attention to injury prevention is...

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  • Ten Slip and Fall Experts Weigh in on Accident Prevention
  • Abigail Stock
  • Slip and Fall

Ten Slip and Fall Experts Weigh in on Accident Prevention

We spoke to ten experts on slips and falls to hear their thoughts on the following topics: What is your top piece of advice for slip-and-fall prevention? With all the many feet of sidewalks, entrances, and loading docks at any given facility, how should a facility manager decide where to...

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  • Snow Melting Mats Provide a Creative Solution to Ice Buildup at Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • Abigail Stock
  • Press ReleaseSlip and Fall

Snow Melting Mats Provide a Creative Solution to Ice Buildup at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Doraville, GA, January 2019 - With some 22 million passengers a year, Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the eighth-busiest airport in the US. Despite North Carolina’s generally balmy weather, during winter months temperatures at the airport can dip into the low 30’s, and reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents becomes a serious...

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  • Snow Melting Mats are a Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup at Amica Mutual in Rhode Island
  • Abigail Stock
  • Press ReleaseSlip and Fall

Snow Melting Mats are a Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup at Amica Mutual in Rhode Island

Doraville, GA, October 10, 2018—With winter temperatures in northeastern Rhode Island dipping into the single digits and snowfall rates averaging 36 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern at Amica Mutual Insurance Company, located in the town of Lincoln. Just 14 miles from Providence in a...

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  • Yale University Cuts Slip-And-Fall Rates, Liability Risk with Snow Melting Mats
  • Abigail Stock
  • Press ReleaseSlip and Fall

Yale University Cuts Slip-And-Fall Rates, Liability Risk with Snow Melting Mats

Doraville, GA, August 2019—With winter temperatures in New Haven, CT, dipping into the teens and low 20s and snow accumulation averaging 31 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern at Yale University. To meet the challenge of outdoor safety, the facilities maintenance team there recently installed...

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