Safety Culture: Appropriate It!

There’s youth culture. Yogurt culture. Kombucha culture. And the various cultures of other countries and peoples, which are sometimes “misappropriated”.

But one type of culture that isn’t often discussed is safety culture. Slips, trips, and falls accounted for more than 211,000 non-fatal injuries in 2020. And that’s when most of us weren’t even leaving the house, except to dash to the store for food, masked. Maybe the dashing did us in.

In any event, now that everyone’s dashing around freely again, it behooves us all to make an effort to stay safe, especially in winter. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports the following industries have the highest risk of slip, trip, and fall incidents:

  • Healthcare support
  • Building maintenance and sanitation
  • Transportation and materials
  • Construction 

And what are some of the most slippery slopes?

  • Wet, muddy, greasy shoes
  • Wet spills: water, mud, grease, oil, food, blood, etc.
  • Dry spills: powder, dust, wood chips, granules, plastic wraps
  • Newly waxed floors
  • Sloped or uneven walking surfaces

Fortunately, for more than 30 years, Impact Absorbents has been developing spill clean up solutions for just such occasions, and a whole lot more.

For instance: you can easily carry our Floor Safety Pads in your pocket. Spot a muddy footprint or wet area someone tracked in? Slap the pad over it. One Floor Safety Pad absorbs up to 16 ounces, leaving your floor clean and dry in seconds. Why waste all those ineffective paper towels? Save some trees, time, and risk by having the spill solution right at hand.

You can also try our Spill Control Absorbent Strips, which are like multiple Floor Safety Pads laid end to end. Why walk away to retrieve spill clean up supplies when these are so easy to keep right where you need them most?

Have a larger spill clean up issue? No problem. Impact Absorbents has more than 500 spill containment and spill clean up solutions to remedy any conceivable spill situation. And if you don’t find exactly what you seek, please reach out.

We’re here to keep your business, and everyone involved in it, safe, dry, and protected this winter, and always. That’s safety culture, and we encourage you to appropriate it.