Have you ever been at work during a power outage? Knowing which way to go and what doors to use can be confusing and overwhelming in an emergency situation. Those that work in multiple story office buildings face a greater risk of personal injury from exiting in pitch-black hallways and stairways.
Slip and fall injuries in the workplace alone are responsible for almost $5 billion dollars in medical payments and wage replacement. Add to that the panic and disorder that happens in these situations, and the potential for injury rises dramatically. Additional costs are incurred when non-staff people (customers, guests, visitors, etc.) get injured in shopping centers, hotels and entertainment complexes during natural and unnatural disasters.
Safety flooring used to be synonymous with grit tape in drab colors used primarily on ramps and in entryways. Now, building safety has taken on new life, with safety tape that comes in colors, clear and even reflective and luminescence for visibility during low light or no light emergency scenarios. These contemporary safety tapes can be used anywhere in a facility to protect and direct people in case of emergency – and appeal aesthetically to your decor.
Contact Safe Way Traction to find out how to make your workplace “safer under foot”.