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ICE CLEAT BLOG

THE DANGERS OF VOLUNTARY SAFETY

5/16/18 8:11 AM
I’ve found that there are two ways people tend to look at ice cleats. Ice cleats are a last resort. Ice cleats are part of the workplace safety gear solution. Let me ask you a question: Why are your employees using the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) they have today? Chances are, your company has a lot of PPE that are mandatory, not voluntary, as a condition of employment. What about safety glasses, hard hats, steel-toe boots, high-visibility clothing, fire-retardant apparel? You get my point. These items are mandatory at most workplaces, including yours. Why? Because your employees experi[…]
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5 TIPS FOR BUYING ICE CLEATS - WHERE TO BUY ICE CLEATS

2/12/18 8:09 AM
The process for selecting ice cleats and traction aids to help reduce slip and fall incidents in ice and snow can be very frustrating, time consuming, confusing, annoying... and well, you get the point. The following tips can help you avoid the stress involved when searching for the best and safest traction aid options for your employees working outdoors. Winter Walking Tips Is this ice cleat or traction aid safe to wear indoors without having to be removed? Click Here If these ice cleats are worn indoors, what will happen? Could they cause unintended slip or trip hazards if worn on surfaces o[…]
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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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Think About Slip and Fall Prevention Before It’s An Issue.

3/21/17 6:17 AM
I know a safety coordinator at a large Canadian company. The conversation I had with him one winter stuck with me. When we spoke, he was in no mood to discuss the use of an ice cleat or other winter traction aids. He admitted that he was sick of winter, in general, and sick of hearing about ice cleats, in particular. He was tired of having to “deal” with them all the time. Does this sound familiar to you? Here’s the interesting thing about what I do for a living: If you choose to ignore the problem of winter slip and falls on ice and snow, you’re in luck because eventually the weather will cha[…]
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Do You Have A Winter Slip and Fall Prevention Program?

3/14/17 6:08 AM
I have young kids at home. Every night, they eat dinner. Sometimes they eat their dinner early and sometimes it’s late. But every night they eat. So what would happen if I waited until they were starving to feed them. And at that point I said, “Okay, just spot me a few hours. I have to go to the market, buy some ingredients, come home, look up a recipe and then cook you dinner. Sound good, kids?” Just the thought of the ensuing tantrums is enough to ensure that this scenario never unfolds in my home.
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Why Won’t Ice Cleats Work for You?

2/28/17 5:10 AM
If you’re bored one day, type “ice cleats” into your preferred search engine. How many results do you get? Hundreds of thousands. So why does this matter? Well, it means ice cleats are popular. Would they be as prevalent today if they didn’t work? Interesting question. Let’s look into this: If you analyze the 800,000 results you’ll find from your Google search, you will quickly uncover two major obstacles that make investing in ice cleats a difficult decision for any safety professional:
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