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Summing Up 15 Years of Ice Cleat Research

9/26/17 8:03 AM
It’s true – the ice cleat and winter traction aid market is overwhelming. For the past 15+ years, we’ve done the research necessary to assist safety professionals in reducing winter slip and fall incidents. Here are some tips to help you simplify the options you have available in the marketplace. First, let’s review the two most important types of traction aids: 1. Transitional Traction: Can be worn both inside and outside without being removed.
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3 Questions To Ask About Ice Cleats and Traction Aids?

9/19/17 8:30 AM
Winter is fast approaching, along with it comes slips and falls. Not good news for the safety professionals out there. Now, some safety professionals hear the word “winter” and, all of the sudden, the mood in the room changes. Because they know their job has become even tougher.  The challenge? Trying to find the easiest and safest ways to protect their employees who work in the ice and snow. So I’d like to ask you a few questions: 1) Are you tired of searching online, trying to guess which ice cleat or traction aid will be best? 2) Are you tired of buying a recommended traction aid, only to r[…]
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Now Is The Time To Implement Your Ice Cleat Traction Program

9/12/17 8:02 AM
In our business, there is a perfect time to concentrate on reducing winter slips and falls. And that time is now. Winter is here. If you’re a safety professional, you should be concerned if you haven’t addressed your ice cleat and traction aid program. Yes, it’s true. A good rule of thumb is to have your traction aids in stock no later than October 1st. This guarantees your employees are as safe as possible because they will have ice cleats BEFORE weather arrives. (Depending on the size and scale of your program, it may take a few weeks to plan and place an order. It could be 30 or even 60 day[…]
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The Farmer’s Almanac Has Announced Their Winter Forecast.

9/6/17 8:25 AM
The Farmer’s Almanac has announced their winter forecast and the predictions are officially in. My home town aka The City of Brotherly Love is in for a wild ride from November through March, and many people aren’t going to be thrilled with what the Farmer’s Almanac says about your area for the 2017-2018 winter. It's that time of year again when safety professionals start asking themselves typical winter questions.
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Winter Is Coming... Are You Ready?

8/22/17 9:50 AM
The sun may still be hot, but we both know winter hazards are right around the corner. For those of you who admit reluctantly that you should start planning, the next 60 days are critical to your employees’ safety. And your company’s safety record. If you plan on buying industrial ice cleats or other winter traction aids for your employees to prevent slips and falls on ice and snow, ask yourself:
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Ask Your Employees These 3 Questions About Their Use Of Ice Cleats

3/28/17 6:15 AM
Have you ever asked your employees for their feedback on the traction aids and ice cleats that you buy for them? If you have never done this, you are missing out on some very important information. This is one of the most critical and most often forgotten ways to increase employee buy-in. You will learn what is working well – and what is not – with the current ice cleats you provide to reduce winter slips and falls. Additionally, you will be building morale and reinforcing the notion that you care about employee safety.
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