Social Responsibility

  • 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.
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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.
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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.
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