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 days or more. If traction aids are not in your employees’ possession before the weather hits, they are 100% at risk for experiencing slip and fall incidents.)
But don’t worry, there’s still time. Late is better than never when it comes to getting your employees equipped and working to improve your safety record.
But don’t wait too long. Before you know it, you may find yourself drowning in paperwork from those slip and fall incidents.
Worse, these incidents could have been preventable with better planning. Contact me if you need assistance in getting started or ordering ice cleats or ice treads for shoes.
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Bill Coyne is the VP of Sales for Winter Walking. He has been helping organizations across a wide variety of business sectors eliminate workplace slips and falls incidents in ice and snow for over 15 years. Email Bill [email protected] or visit www.winterwalking.com for additional helpful information and resources.