Slip and fall incidents are more common than you think.
They account for a significant number of employee departure in the United States. Some studies have even concluded the average amount of time taken after a slip and fall incident is a month! From concussions to sprained ankles, there’s a lot to bounce back from after a fall. As a manager, CEO, or contractor it’s your job to help create the safest environment possible for workers. Slip and fall incidents may be common, but they’re also some of the most easily prevented issues in the workplace.
Concrete floor coating won’t solve all problems, but they’ll most certainly help. Here’s what you should know about commercial floor coatings and safety.
The best way to get the most out of your residential floor coating services is to get a bigger perspective on slip and fall incidents. They’re both common and highly preventable, making proactive action all the more important. According to recent compilation studies, up to 85% of workers’ compensation claims today are attributed to employees slipping on slick floors. As touched on above, up to 20% of slip and fall incidents will result in more than a month away from work. That’s a lot of lost productivity for such a small problem, don’t you think?
Let’s keep going. Compensation and medical costs associated with employee slip and fall accidents will amount to nearly $70 billion every year. To date, they are the number one cause of accidents in the restaurant, hotel, and public building industries, though they are also quite common in construction and repair. Just one slipped drink or one damp floor can be all it takes to send someone to the ground. Regular cleaning can help, but it’s clearly not enough for workers’ compensation rates that get more staggering by the day.
Several garage floor sealing companies have risen as a result of these claims. They can provide your workspace with the friction needed to keep your workers’ feet steady, all without breaking up your workweek. To start, floor coating is only as good as its adhesion to concrete (which is measured in PSI). The PSI measure at which concrete tends to fracture hovers at 400. Any coatings that are at or above this level are considered to have the best possible adhesion (or substrate adhesion) for the job.
This isn’t a new invention, either. Polyaspartic coatings were introduced over 20 years ago in the early 1990’s as a viable alternative to just sweeping and cleaning. While your average epoxy needs between six and eight hours to cure properly, polyaspartic coatings tend to cure much quicker. Your floor and size conditions need to be taken into account before work can be done, as too much coating can waste your money for the same result. Installation and full cure of standard polyaspartic coatings, overall, can be done in a day or two.
To top things off? You’ll be happy to know that polyaspartic coatings have very low to no VOC (notoriously bad for indoor air quality). When you want to nip slip and fall incidents in the bud, concrete floor coating is ready and waiting to help. Epoxy is starting to fall out of favor thanks to its long curing time and its short lifespan (often becoming brittle in as little as a year). Concrete floor coating services can instead point you in the direct of polyaspartic coatings that deliver on all fronts.
Don’t wait for yet another slip and fall incident to send your worker to the hospital. Talk to a concrete floor coating company and see what a little spitshine can do to enhance your workplace!