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Slip/Fall Prevention

July 2014 Tackling Trouble Areas

Maintaining A Low Slip And Fall Factor

When accidents happen, who will ultimately be found responsible?
Patricia Vassallo
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When a maintenance contractor signs with a company, the contract typically includes language naming the contractor as the party responsible for maintaining safe, hazard-free premises.


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November 2013 Feature 2

Putting Facility Safety First

Minimizing slip-and-fall risk factors while improving indoor air quality.
Chris Wetmore
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Reducing cleaning-related hazards — including slippery floors, poor indoor air quality and handling and mixing chemicals — can help make any facility much safer.


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NFSI launches new website

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The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website.


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September 2013 Raising Standards

Explaining The New Floor Mat Standard

What cleaning and maintenance professionals need to know regarding the use, selection and maintenance of entrance mats.
Russell Kendzior
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Each year thousands of people are injured as a result of a slip and fall when entering a building entrance, and the first line of defense that most building owners employ is entrance carpet matting.


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September 2013 Cover Story

Proving Results, Showing Safety

Scanning and testing with measurement devices can help to validate cleaning outcomes and ensure safe environments.
Phillip Lawless
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In the grand scheme of history, cleaning and maintenance tasks are still in their infancy; just 100 years ago, the safe removal of dirt from a building required manual sweepers and impractical machines that sometimes needed gas or oil.


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August 2013 Contractor Success

Putting A Premium On Safety

A safer work environment can lower your workers’ compensation premiums.
Caitlyn Scheuermann
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Since the inception of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the 1970s, workplace fatalities have dropped by more than 65 percent, and job-related injuries and illnesses have been reduced by over 67 percent, yet these numbers could decline significantly by taking simple precautions.


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August 2013 Feature 6

Green Cleaning Starts With A Source Control Strategy

Matting is a sure way to protect floors and building occupants, while enhancing the green nature of your building.
Dennis Knapp
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Facility managers that successfully implement a high-performance matting system as part of a green cleaning program can keep their facilities cleaner and healthier for longer periods of time, which can keep chemical use, green or conventional, to a minimum.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: How can I find non-traditional wet floor signs?

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Go Tough On Ice; Easy On Plants

Rob Peterson
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Summer is here, but it's never too late (or too early) to discuss highly effective ice melt products that are also friendlier to plants.
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April 2013 Feature 4

Making Grocery Store Floor Care Your Signature Item

Identifying the issues of retail floor care and employing the ideal equipment can help you increase your sales per square foot.
Mike Englund
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No matter what type of covering is installed, a key concern when caring for the floors in grocery and large retail stores is to be aware of the importance of floor safety.


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