Can You See That? How to Spot Invisible Spills

We’re getting older — not just individually, but collectively. In 2018, for the first time in history, there were more seniors worldwide than children under 5. Japan has the world’s oldest population, with a third of its residents 65+, and 2.3 billion people in their 70s. Everyone talks about productivity and the economy, but that’s a little nearsighted. The important question is: do they have vision? 

This is the year of perfect sight: 2020 (get it?). If many older workers are wearing bifocals or trifocals (or just trying to focus without glasses), will they see that spill in front of your place of business?

One woman in her sixties was walking quickly, carrying her laptop and smartphone, when she slipped on a wet patch of walkway in front of her local community center and went sprawling. She cried out — not because she was injured (although her right leg did take a beating) but because she feared for her technology, which fortunately survived intact.

More interestingly: two staff members rushed to her side the instant she was seated in the building — not particularly to ensure she was OK, but to ascertain that she wasn’t going to sue. One staff person began, “Whenever someone falls, we ask them to complete this form…”

The woman couldn’t believe what she was hearing: whenever someone falls? If it happens that frequently, she felt like responding, you need to do something to make your entryway safer in wet weather.

Like use spill solutions from Impact Absorbents.

XSORB Outdoor All-Purpose Absorbent is one such solution. The heavier formula stays down even in slightly windy conditions, and will leave surfaces completely dry and non-slippery. Like all Impact Absorbents products, it’s environmentally friendly and non-toxic.

So if you (or your customers) can’t see wet floors or pavements as easily as you once did, use your insight to improve your eyesight: recommend to everyone with whom you do business, as well as those you know who could benefit from using it at home. Hindsight may be 20/20, but this year, so is foresight.

Stay safe out there!

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