Here in California, we’re grateful for severe winter storms, because it’s helped to ease our equally severe drought conditions. Even though the temperatures outside are often close to see-your-breath, and the heated indoor air is drying out our sinuses, it’s a small price to pay for the water we so desperately need.
But all that water brings its own set of problems, such as the potential for slip and fall incidents. According to the National Safety Council, falls, slips and trips were among the top three causes of occupational injuries involving lost workdays in 2020. Those most at risk are transportation, warehousing and agricultural workers 55 and older.
Yet people 55+ are also the fastest growing segment of the workforce, projected to represent nearly one-fourth of the labor market just two years from now. Americans are living longer and, in order to supplement retirement savings, many are working part-time. Or they’ve yet to retire, and are still enjoying the jobs they’ve done for years.
Clearly, we have to take care of them.
Impact Absorbents is on it. We offer many spill clean up and spill containment solutions that are ideal for keeping walkways, entrances, shop floors, roadways and other outdoor areas clean, clear, dry, and non-slippery, especially during the wet winter months.
For example, our XSORB Outdoor All-Purpose Absorbent is a perfect spill clean up resource to help keep older workers in the transportation and warehousing industries safer outside. The heavier formula stays down even in slightly windy conditions, and it easily handles tough spills such as oil, grease and paint.
Plus, XSORB Outdoor is one of many Impact Absorbents products that have received Ecologo certification from UL. Ecologo criteria have been devised with the goal of identifying the top overall environmental performers on the market. These best performers have demonstrated that, compared to others on the market, they have an overall reduced potential burden on the environment per unit of production.
So when you choose XSORB and other Impact Absorbents solutions, you’re protecting the planet and other life forms that dwell here with us, in addition to saving mature workers from sprains, strains, and tears.
Now that you know how to weather winter weather, we hope you enjoy the season. It may be cold outside, but the spill clean up solutions you’re using will warm your heart, because you know you’re keeping your people and planet safe.