New Pig Corporation is celebrating June as National Safety Month by launching an annual program to honor customers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to promote floor safety. Named the Pig Safe Floors Spotlight, New Pig has selected Reading, PA-based Redner’s Markets as its inaugural honoree.
“Since our founding in 1985, we’ve made it our mission to create ingenious products that clean up messes and help companies avoid common workplace safety risks,” said Daniel Silver, VP of product development at New Pig Corporation. “Instituting a program that highlights customers who help us carry out that mission just feels right.”
A dedicated user of New Pig’s Grippy Mat, Redner’s Markets is a regional grocery chain that operates more than 40 stores throughout its home state of Pennsylvania, as well as Delaware and Maryland. Redner’s was selected for its top-of-the-line Safety Walk program that has helped the company significantly reduce one of the most common business risks: slip, trip, and fall accidents. The program, developed in tandem by Redner’s’ Director of Risk Management John Flickinger and ECBM insurance broker Tony Kamnikar, requires employees to make hourly walks through the store to identify and electronically record slip, trip, and fall hazards.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slips, trips, and falls account for 25 percent of reported injury claims, costing businesses millions of dollars each fiscal year. Through use of the Safety Walk program and Grippy Mat, Redner’s has nearly eliminated slip, trip, and fall claims at every location.
“We’re very concerned about our customers’ safety, and we understand that they’re not always paying attention to their surroundings, whether when pushing their cart, reaching for items on a shelf or simply walking through the door. It’s up to us to be ahead of them by sourcing innovative solutions to keep them safe,” said Flickinger. “I have a lot of passion for what I do, and I’m proud of our program. New Pig has been a huge part of our success and it’s a privilege to be recognized by their team.”
As a thank you to Redner’s for the team’s commitment to safety, New Pig is awarding four $250 Redner’s gift cards to shoppers throughout the month of June. Each week, New Pig holds a contest on Redner’s Facebook page encouraging users to like/comment for a chance to win. One winner is selected weekly until the contest closes on June 30. Gift cards are valid at all Redner’s Markets locations and gifted directly to the winning party.
“Over the years, we’ve found that many business owners treat trip slip, trip, and fall claims as an inevitable cost of doing business rather than a problem with a simple solution,” continued Silver. “Redner’s is the exception. This program is our way of drawing attention to some of the unsung heroes who are creating safe environments for employees, customers and guests.”
In years to come during National Safety Month, New Pig will honor customers like Redner’s with a reward specific to the recipient. Information on how to apply for next year’s Pig Safe Floors Spotlight will be released on the New Pig website and on social channels in January 2020.
Click here to watch a video case study of the Redner’s story.