Interest in visitor safety and ongoing risk management analysis has peaked after the publication of a new report by the Institute of Real Estate Management, titled "New Techniques to Control Slips and Falls." Drawing upon data from the All Injury Program, the report begins by highlighting the top 5 most common types of liability claims faced by commercial real estate businesses in 2008. Topping that list is the category of "slip and fall" accidents, accounting for a reported 53% of total claims.
All Injury Program is a collaborative safety analysis initiative involving the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Consumer Product Safety Commission. The report "New Techniques to Control Slips and Falls" is available for download online: http://www.nfsi.org/
The report details leading causes of accidents on commercial properties, which range from faulty structural elements to poor maintenance and upkeep. Perhaps most frustrating for property owners, the causes of slip and fall accidents are "well understood,"
Throughout the U.S., safety consultants and product specialists tend to agree with this assessment, and some are using the Internet to make a difference. Since summer of 2010, Eagle Mat and Floor Products has been one of them.
A Maryland-based company, Eagle Mat and Floor Products has helped businesses improve facility safety with consultation services as well as safety flooring and matting products. The family-owned company took to the Web in 2010, launching http://www.eaglemat.com to showcase projects, products, and services.
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In addition to industry-leading flooring and matting products, Eagle Mat also offers custom-made elevator pads for residential and commercial buildings.
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Readers are invited to contact Eagle Mat and Floor Products online or call toll free 1-877-333-1018 for consultation and product specifications. All products ship nationally. For businesses in the Washington D.C. Metro Area, floor mat rental, laundering, and rotation services are available.