FREMONT, OH — Winter is fast approaching, and building and cleaning professionals must make sure their facilities are ready for gusting winds, snowstorms, cold temperatures and harsh winter weather, according to a press release.
Cleaning professionals in warmer climates must also be diligent, as an unexpected snowstorm or icy rain can impact these areas even worse than colder areas, the release stated.
According to the release, one big concern, of course, is preventing slip and fall accidents, which account for close to eight million hospital emergency room visits in the U.S. each year.
There are steps managers and cleaning professionals can take to help keep properties safer not only during the cold winter months, but also throughout the year, the release noted.
JoAnn Boston, of business development manager for Crown Mats and Matting, offers up some tips to keeping your facility safe this winter:
"Having a matting 'system' is especially important during the winter months," said Boston.
"Each part of the system plays a different role but, working together, they help keep shoe bottoms — and facilities — clean and dry," Boston added.
To read the rest of Boston’s tips to winter facility safety, click here.