Why the Ground Can Be A Dangerous Place

Summer seems like a relatively benign season. No icy roads, snow or hail, and in many places, not even any rain. Unless you live some place where snakes or poisonous insects are a hot weather risk, you probably feel it’s a pretty protected time, driving on dry roads, walking on dry sidewalks, and entering buildings without tracking in leaves and other slippery debris.

Think again. Overconfidence can be dangerous any time of the year, and slip and fall incidents can occur at any time. Now that we’re back at in-person work, and the population is older than at any time in history, consider this fact from the National Floor Safety Institute: Slips and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims — and the leading cause of occupational injury for people aged 55 and older. 

But age isn’t the only factor here. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, slips and trips in 2019 accounted for 32% of nonfatal injuries involving days away from work in the private construction industry. These cases resulted in a median of 28 days away from work.

A month off work due to a fall. That can be devastating in more ways than one. If you’re a small business owner, losing a key worker can mean a huge delay. And if it happens to you, what happens to your business?

Impact Absorbents wants to do what we can to keep you safer on the ground. Our flagship product, XSORB Universal Spill Clean Up, is a non-toxic, environmentally friendly dry formula designed to absorb all types of liquids and semi-liquids on contact, so you can simply sweep spills away. XSORB Universal easily handles tough spills such as oil, grease, syrup, and sugary drinks, leaving your floors completely dry and non-slippery in minutes, helping to prevent slips, falls, and lost work days. 

We know summer’s meant to be fun, so we want to help you stay grounded, in the best sense of the word. If you’re planning a pool party, at home or elsewhere, you may want to bring an XSORB Spill Station along for the ride. It’ll also help reduce slip and fall injuries. And it doesn’t eat much.