All posts by Jordan Bell

Implement your Ice Cleat Program NOW!

I have young kids at home. Every night, they eat dinner. Sometimes they eat their dinner early and sometimes it’s late. But every night they eat. So what would happen if I waited until they were starving to feed them. And at that point I said, “Okay, just spot me a few hours. I have […]

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Why Won’t Ice Cleats Work for You?

If you’re bored one day, type “ice cleats” into your preferred search engine. How many results do you get? Hundreds of thousands. So why does this matter? Well, it means ice cleats are popular. Would they be as prevalent today if they didn’t work? Interesting question. Let’s look into this: If you analyze the 800,000 […]

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Don’t Wait to Test Your Ice Cleats

If a fireman asks you to check your smoke detectors, would you consider responding with: “We haven’t had any fires this year, so I’ll test them the next time we do.” Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? What if I told you that I hear tales of similar scenarios when I call a new contact and ask […]

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Are you an expert?

I once read an article about a boy who referred to himself as an expert juggler. And that got me thinking: What does one have to do exactly to be considered an expert at juggling? Soon after, I was reminded of the “10,000-hour theory,” created by K. Anders Ericsson – and made popular by Malcolm […]

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On Again, Off Again?

Far and away, the most common complaint we hear is that people hate taking their ice cleats on and off throughout the day, especially when they walk from outside to inside frequently. Who can blame them? Winter slips and falls on snow and ice are often the number one cause of recordable incidents. While ice cleats seem like […]

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Your Biggest Safety Sin

If you are reading this blog, you are most likely a safety professional of some sort. That being the case, I ask you: What is your biggest safety sin or workplace hazard? To put it in perspective, I’ll tell you mine. But let me first give you some background. Winter Walking is North America’s largest manufacturer […]

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Revisiting Ice Cleat Regulations

Last winter, I wrote a blog post entitled, “Why Are There No Regulations Around Ice Cleats?” It turned out to be one of my most popular blog entries, so I figured it was time to revisit the topic. In the original post, I wrote that the main reason for a lack of industry standards or […]

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How Long Should an Ice Cleat Last?

This is a question that I get from just about every safety professional I speak with.   It is a fair question to ask and one you should have an understanding of before you purchase winter cleats. What someone asks me, “How long should an ice cleat last?” what I’m hearing is, “How many of these […]

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Don’t Let Winter Fatigue Fool You

So the calendar says March. The days are getting longer and you’re thinking, feeling and wishing that winter is over. Ahhhh, it’s finally time to start looking ahead to spring… Wrong! Don’t let winter fatigue trick you into believing the season is behind you. Instead, here is what you should be thinking:

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