According to the National Safety Council, 25,000 slip and fall accidents occur every day in the U.S. – averaging over 17 every minute. And for every person that reports an injury from a fall, there are another three people that have fallen but don’t report it. By implementing a comprehensive safety plan, facility managers may be able to mitigate problems associated with slips and trips, including worker’s compensation and litigation fees.
To help facility managers take a proactive approach to preventing slips and trips, 3M Commercial Solutions Division offers 3M™ Safety-Walk™ Slip-Resistant Tapes and Treads as a full line of anti-slip protection for a facility’s needs. Ensuring an easy application process, the peel and stick tapes and treads adhere to clean, dry surfaces without wrinkling, curling, tearing, shrinking or lifting. Furthermore, the pressure sensitive adhesive backing makes it easy to apply the product without the use of anchoring and allows the tape to be used in dry, wet, or oily conditions.
“The risk is real, and accidents are inevitable. In consequence, it’s imperative that facility managers have an easy, reliable solution that they can trust,” said Aaron Mills, 3M product marketer. “3M Safety-Walk Slip-Resistant Tapes and Treads provide our customers with a turnkey solution to mitigate slip, trip, and fall accidents.”
The 3M Safety-Walk Slip-Resistant Tapes and Treads product line is available in standard rolls and pre-cut treads in a variety of sizes, colors, and textures ranging from fine resilient, medium resilient, and general purpose to coarse and conformable material types.
In addition, 3M recently launched three new highly visible and graphic-friendly 3M Safety-Walk Slip-Resistant Tapes and Treads products. Highlights of the expanded line include:
- 3M™ Safety-Walk™ Slip-Resistant General Purpose Tapes and Treads 690, photo-luminescent – After charging with a light source, the tape’s photo-luminescent stripes and abrasive surface is designed to help anyone find their way to safety.
- 3M™ Safety-Walk™ Slip-Resistant General Purpose Tapes and Treads 620, clear – Engineered to provide both traction and brand awareness, the product incorporates both custom graphics and unique messaging into a floor safety program.
- 3M™ Safety-Walk™ Slip-Resistant General Purpose Tapes and Trades 613, yellow/black – Perfect for slip-prone areas, 3M™ Safety-Walk™ Slip-Resistant General Purpose Tapes and Treads 613 yellow/black let everyone know when caution is warranted.
More information about why it’s important to be proactive and use 3M Safety-Walk Slip-Resistant Tapes and Treads to prevent slips and trips is available here.