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Help prevent slip and fall accidents

January 17, 2014

PRESS RELEASE
Help Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents  

HAMILTON, OH — Fish have a tendency to travel in schools, and often they wind around the ocean floor, traveling in the most unexpected directions.
 
The same can be said of some building users. Many times facility managers find building users take unexpected pathways in order to travel from point A to point B.
 
While these unusual pathways may prove faster, if managers have not ensured these pathways are safe, they can be a slip and fall accident waiting to happen.
 
Because of this, Kaivac, manufacturers of the OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning System, suggests the following ways restaurant owners/managers can make unexpected pathways safer, such as:

  • Remove or limit distractions; ensure that pathway walkers can concentrate on exactly where they are going.
  • Look for obstructions that may be protruding, especially ones below the knee and hard to see, and remove them.
  • If there are steps, place warning cones before the steps or mark them with red tape.
  • Avoid vivid floor or carpet patterns; these can cause sight confusion.
  • Make sure the pathway is well lit and glare free.
  • Evaluate cleaning procedures; often unexpected pathways do not receive proper cleaning attention.
  • If the pathway is a hard surface floor, use alternative cleaning systems that do not require the use of mops and buckets; mopping floors tends to spread soils that can make floors slippery.
  • If spills tend to occur on the pathway, place mats over the walkway until it can be cleaned.

Visit Kaivac at www.kaivac.com
 
About Kaivac, Inc.
Headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, Kaivac, Inc. delivers complete science-based cleaning systems designed to produce healthy results and outcomes while raising the value of cleaning operations and the professionalism of the worker. The originator of No-Touch Cleaning®, and the OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning System, Kaivac offers an integrated portfolio of environmentally friendly cleaning products designed to remove the maximum amount of soil and potentially harmful biopollutants in the most cost-effective manner possible. For more information, visit www.kaivac.com.