Every business that has employees or visitors to it’s establishments must meet the requirements of the insurance boards or be faced with penalties for non-compliance.
Our treatment meets or exceeds these standards.
When applied, our unique treatment will increase the static coefficient of friction (SCOF) on hard mineral surfaces making them actually less slippery wet than when they are dry.
After application, the business owner may be eligible for a liability insurance discount.
Slip and Fall Facts:
Every 8 seconds someone is a victim of a slip or fall.
More women will experience a slip-and- fall accident. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls accounted for 5% of the job-related fatalities for women compared to 11% for men.
Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Slips and falls account for over 1 million visits, or 12% of total falls.
Fractures are the most serious consequences of falls and occur in 5% of all people who fall.
Slips and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims and are the leading cause of occupational injury for people aged 55 years and older.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall injuries each year.
Elderly Most Vulnerable
Falls account for 87% of all fractures among people over the age of 65 and are the second leading cause of spinal cord and brain injury.
50% of all accidental deaths in the home are caused by a fall. Most fall injuries in the home happen at ground level, not from an elevation.
Of all fractures from falls, hip fractures are the most serious and lead to the greatest health problems and deaths.
Each year in the US, one of every three persons over the age of 65 will experience a fall. Half of which are repeat fallers.
In 2005, more than 15,000 people in the US over the age of 65 died as a result of a fall. Up from 7,700 a decade earlier and 1.8 million people over the age of 65 were treated in an emergency room as a result of a fall.
For people aged 65-84 years, falls are the second leading cause of injury-related death; for those aged 85 years or older, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death.
50% of all elderly adults (over the age of 65) hospitalized for hip fractures cannot return home or live independently after the fracture. Falls represent 40% of all nursing home admissions. Over 60% of nursing homes residents will fall each year.