...... Safety under Foot ......
239-935-8488
An Item Was Added To Cart!
X

Safe Way Treads Wear Like Iron!
Verified Purchase

I bought a set of these reflective treads for the new deck I built. They are still in great condition after two years of blistering SoCal summer heat and two winter downpours. We are having our house remodeled now, and workers carrying sacks of cement, drywall, lumber and sand are tromping on the stair treads, and they still hold up fine. We hose off our deck regularly as well and they have not come loose.

The Last Bath Mat You Will Ever Buy!
Verified Purchase

My only regret is not finding out about peel and stick bathtub mats 30 years ago. This mat is thin and sticks directly to the tub, so you can hardly tell it's there. Unlike suction cup mats that are bulky and have a tendency to slide around as well as get mildew underneath. Straightforward and simple installation, non-slip surface, and long length make this product a winner in all aspects. Everyone should own one of these.

Super Reflective - Holds Great!
Verified Purchase

Tape sticks to surface like it’s hanging on for dear life - definitely don’t need to worry about it coming off. The reflectiveness of this product is amazing blends in good with aluminum panels so it doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb but when the light hits it you definitely know it’s there super bright.

Continue Shopping

Managing Slips, Trips and Falls in the Home Environment

Posted by James Urasky on

Managing Slips, Trips and Falls in the Home Environment

Falls are the leading cause of death when it comes to home accidents. The elderly are most affected by this type of accident - when an elderly person falls, the associated problems are far more serious. Hip fractures, in particular for those aged 75 and over, can lead to long-term care needs and serious mobility issues.

To minimize the risk, follow these tips to stay safer:

In general: Pick up toys and trip hazards – remove unnecessary clutter. Make sure lighting is adequate in all areas. Secure cables and cords out of walkways. Have entrance mats for wet weather conditions. Close cabinet and drawer drawers. Replace worn, wrinkled carpeting. Clean up spills right away.

Staircases: Keep children safe from falling down step by installing safety gates at both the bottom and top of staircases. Make sure the handrails are solid and well maintained. Install a non-slip step tread to help keep footing secure.

Bathrooms: Everyone is susceptible to falls in the bathroom due to slippery wet surfaces. Install a self-adhesive bath mat in the tub or shower to help improve footing while bathing. Use a mat or towel on the floor when getting out of the bath or shower to catch excess water. Install grab bars for elderly to aid in access both in and out of the tub. Popular safety items also include shower chairs and higher toilet seats.

Slip, trip and fall injuries can also result from inattention and distractions such as carrying items, using a cell phone, having a discussion or listening to music. Contributing factors also include physical characteristics such as a person’s age, gait, and disabilities. These factors are harder to control than physical hazards, but can be minimized with the tips from above.


Older Post Newer Post

Back to the top