Is this the most common complaint you hear?

As a safety professional, you most likely hear your share of employee complaints. The one we hear about frequently is this: My ice cleats fall off all the time. It’s true that ice cleats and other traction aids can be a little complicated. Sometimes you wear one size in a specific brand and a completely different […]

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A Gentle Reminder About Supply and Demand

On my way into the city one day last year, the skies began to grow dark and by the time I pulled into the parking lot, the heavens had opened up and were dumping buckets of water all around me. From inside my car, I could see that some enterprising young fellow had opened up […]

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You bought ice cleats. But here’s what’s missing

I speak to our customers on a regular basis. One in particular has been buying our ice shoe cleats for years. Despite their purchase, they’ve still had a few slip and fall accidents on the ice and snow and are frustrated. After the accident investigations, they realized each incident had the same the root cause: None of […]

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Would you like a sample?

Sure, we send out free trial samples of the ice cleats and traction aids we manufacture to prevent slips and falls on ice and snow. Samples can be very helpful to safety professionals as they make their decision on what to purchase for their employees. But remember to manage the expectations of that sample.   […]

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Spikes 101: What You Need to Know Right Now

As a safety manager, this is the time of year your attention turns to winter prep. Storms are right around the corner and reducing winter slips and falls is sure to be on your mind. So, have you started your search for the perfect ice cleat or traction aid?  And if so, have you made your decision […]

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The Data is In…

You may be surprised to learn that companies – no matter the size – approach the problem of winter slips and falls on snow and ice is practically the same manner. There is one big difference though:  Large companies don’t just “set it and forget it” when it comes to safety. They learn and evolve. Smaller […]

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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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Mandatory vs. Voluntary: What’s Your Cost?

So let me ask you a rather blunt question: Why are your employees using the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) they are today? Chances are, your company has a lot of PPE footwear standards that are mandatory, not voluntary, as a condition of employment. What about safety glasses, hard hats, steel-toe boots, high-visibility clothing, fire-retardant apparel? […]

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Workplace Safety: Here’s How You Do the Math

If math frightens you, don’t worry. I’ll try to make this as painless – and as helpful – as possible. As a safety professional concerned about your workplace safety record, you’re planning on buying traction aids for your employees. So, it is fair to consider whether the item you are purchasing is too expensive. While you would […]

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