Material Handling And "Slip Factors"

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What can I do to increase traction on my work floor?

Material Handling And "Slip Factors"

There are many hazards involved in material handling, but one of the simplest (and most likely) hazards has to do with floor traction. Employees can track snow and ice into the work area, spill liquids, and sometimes do nothing more than show up for work with a pair of shoes that are too worn for good traction. All of these things add up to a loss of traction, and a potential slip-and-fall hazard. In areas that are known to be frequently wet, a good rubber "traction mat" is an inexpensive addition to your safety plan. In areas where a mat is not practical, you can install traction tape instead. This tape is designed especially for areas with foot traffic which need some additional traction to prevent falls. Whichever option you go with, improving the footing for your employees will definitely cut down your liability and work stoppage time due to injuries.



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