Slips and falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries across the country, according to the National Safety Council. Each year, over one million Americans seek emergency treatment for such falls, and many occur in hotels, restaurants, retail establishments, offices and supermarkets. Slip and fall accident rates have doubled in the last decade, causing major concern — and thousands of lawsuits each year.
Slip and Fall Accidents: The Facts
Every hour, slip and fall accidents cause $3.5 million in injuries. That amounts to more than $30 billion every year!
Nearly 60% of all foodservice generally liability insurance claims are slip and fall accidents.
Slip and fall accidents results in 95 million lost workdays each year.
In supermarkets, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of both guest and employee injuries.
The uptick in accidents shows that methods of wet floor accident prevention are inadequate. Simply erecting a yellow “Caution – Wet Floor” sign isn’t enough.
At Bissell, we’ve designed a more proactive slip and fall prevention strategy that doesn’t just warn passerby of potential danger — it eliminates it at the same time!
The Hurricone battery operated air mover features a bright yellow Caution Wet Floor warning, but its real benefit comes underneath the cone: the unit decreases drying time by up to 90%. The Hurricone dries floors 360-degrees around the unit and up to 15 feet in diameter, offering 177 square feet of drying power. The replaceable battery pack delivers 8 hours of run-time, making it ideal for post-mopping drying in addition to being an invaluable tool during inclement weather.
The Hurricone’s convenient design makes it perfect for high traffic areas, including entryways, lobbies and hallways in addition to restrooms, factory floors, self-service beverage and food areas, kitchen and dining areas, locker rooms and shower areas.
To learn more about the Hurricone and how it can reduce slip and fall accidents in your facility, give us a call today at 1-800-2542-1378.