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MY GUYS HATE TAKING THEIR ICE CLEATS ON AND OFF

9/23/21 6:15 AM
It is far and away the most common complaint we hear: “My workers hate having to take their ice cleats off and on throughout the day.” This complaint becomes even more frequent from companies where the workers need to walk outside and back multiple times throughout the day. And on one level we can’t really blame them. Winter slips and falls on ice and snow are a huge contributor to workplace accident statistics, and ice cleats seem like an obvious remedy to this problem. However, there are two factors that complicate this issue:  Most people don’t have jobs that require them to work exclusivel[…]
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ARE ICE CLEATS SAFE TO WEAR INDOORS?

6/16/21 7:30 AM
Are ice cleats safe to wear indoors? In most cases, the answer would be no. Traditional ice cleats are designed for a sole purpose: preventing slip and fall incidents on icy surfaces. Picture an airport in the middle of January, someplace like Chicago that experiences brutal winters. The employees who work outdoors need footwear that will keep them slipping when they walk, so they put on a pair of ice cleats, allowing them to walk safely over slick surfaces. Once they get inside, it’s a whole different story. Read on to learn why most ice cleats are not meant for indoor wear, and to find out m[…]
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DO ICE CLEATS EVEN WORK?

3/18/21 7:30 AM
It’s a question we’ve heard more than a few times. How do we answer it? Look at it this way: If you typed the phrase “ice cleats” into Google back in 2010, the search engine would give back around 418,000 results. Trust us on this number: it’s our job to run that specific search. Try the same search today, and you’ll get back more than 10 million results. What does this number tell us?
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HOW TO REDUCE WINTER SLIP & FALL ACCIDENTS

2/16/21 8:15 AM
Falls are the world’s leading cause of injuries, sending hundreds of thousands of people to the hospital each year alone. Of those cases, only a fraction happen at work, and an even smaller number involve ice/snow-related slip and falls. But if you’re an employer whose workers spend a lot of time outdoors, even one of these incidents is too many. Fortunately, keeping your workers safe during winter is easier than you might think. In this blog post, we’ll look at ways you can prevent slip and falls and other wintertime injuries. Eliminate The Act of Walking on Compromised Surfaces Think about a[…]
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SIX REASONS YOU SHOULD NOT BUY ICE CLEATS

2/9/21 9:30 AM
Sometimes you think you've heard it all, and we have when it comes to excuses why people don't want to wear ice cleats. Time for a top 6 list... Too expensive. My employees won’t wear them. Can’t wear indoors. Can’t drive with them on. Employees won’t take care of them. We've tried everything and nothing works in my environment. Reality of buying the right ice traction for shoes or ice cleats from the right manufacturer. Ice cleats are far less expensive than the resulting costs associated with a slip and fall. Have you ever given your employees the chance to try them? If you did and they prov[…]
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THE ACTUAL COST OF WINTER SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS

2/4/21 7:30 AM
You may be surprised to learn that companies – no matter the size – approach the problem of winter slips and falls on snow and ice is practically the same manner. There is one big difference though:  Large companies don’t just “set it and forget it” when it comes to safety. They learn and evolve. Smaller companies, however, may implement a slips, trips and falls safety policy or program, and then divert their attention once it’s up and running. And that can be a costly mistake.
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