Every Step We Take...
With every step your employees take, they are exposed
to the risk of slipping and falling. The more they walk, the
more they are exposed. Additionally, slippery conditions such as ice, snow, oils, grease
and even rain substantially increase that risk. According to the Bureau of Labor
Statistics, nearly 15% off all lost workday accidents are due to slips, trips and falls.
The Iceberg Effect
Many companies track the cost of these accidents by tracking things such as workers’
compensation claims and medical costs. These costs, known as “direct costs,” are easy to track.
Unfortunately, the direct costs do not represent the whole picture. “Indirect costs” such as lost
productivity, replacement hiring and additional training are much harder to track and actually have a much larger financial impact. Often, the indirect costs can be as much as 10 times that of
the direct costs.
Direct costs such as:
- Workers’ compensation
- Medical costs, etc
Indirect costs such as:
- Lost/decreased productivity
- Administrative costs
- Overtime pay
- Replacement hiring
- Managerial costs
- Employee morale
- Slowed work pace due to other employees fear of injury
$34,000 Per Slip and Fall
The National Safety Council publishes annual figures on lost workdays. Their figures take into account both direct and indirect costs. According to their 2005-2006 figures, the current total cost
for each lost workday is a whopping $34,000!
Enormous Effect to the Bottom Line
Annually, most companies will see between 2%-5% of their workforce experience lost workdays due to accidental slips and falls. At a rate of $34,000 per accident, these costs mount quickly and have
a dramatic effect on the businesses bottom line.
For over 30 years, Winter Walking has specialized in the reduction of workplace slips and falls through the implementation of All-Traction™ Footwear, including ice cleats and indoor footwear.
From manufacturing facilities to service and delivery personnel, Winter Walking has been helping to keep working professionals on their feet and doing their jobs.
Slip and Fall Analysis Form
Take 20 seconds to fill out our form to calculate your annual savings based on the National Safety Council's statistics.
Major Reductions in Slips
With over a dozen products in our line specifically designed to increase traction and reduce slips and falls, Winter Walking can help you to contain these costs. Products such as our ICEGRIPS® ice
cleat style ice-walking device and GRIPS® gritted boot will help you to reduce your company’s accidents and help you work and walk safer.
When it comes to slips and falls, there is no shortcut. The only way to reduce the
accidents (and the resulting workers’ compensation claims) is through a comprehensive slips and falls program.