Monday, December 9, 2013

The Banana Cone - The Most Innovative Wet Floor Sign on the Market

So why should you choose the patented banana cone over all the other safety equipment (Wet Floor Signs or Wet Floor Cones) for use in your premises? Am glad you asked! Here are some of the reasons why you cannot go wrong, and need to acquire this product for yourself;

·     The banana cone comes with very bright yellow colors and large, clearly printed black letters to warn people about any danger or potential danger within your premises.

·     The polypropylene used to manufacture the banana cone is tough, the cones stack very easily and the tight interlock between the base and the stem give it a firm stand on the floor, hence it is not easily knocked over. Thus, it is better than the conventional cloths or foldable wet floor signs.

·     It has been researched and confirmed that behavior change has a higher rate of effectiveness in reducing potential accidents. Thus, the sight of the shape of a banana peel automatically triggers the need to take more caution and care within a particular area. What better way to serve as a warning sign to people that there is potential danger? The banana cone shape has proved to have higher percentage effectiveness among all the other conventional wet floor signs.

·     Our dedicated team also went a step further to take care, not just of your safety needs but also, to leave you with a smile on your face. Do traditional safety cones or signs do this? Or do you simply ignore them? The innovative design and the combination of caution with humor will definitely leave all who get to see our products within your premises in better cheer.


So get yourself the banana cone and experience the difference!





Sunday, December 8, 2013

Banana Sign

When you walk into a building most of the time, the first thing you notice is the appearance of the floor. Does it shine or is it dull and dirty? If it seems extra shiny it could be that the floor is wet and if so, there should be wet floor signs indicating such.
There are a number of different types of wet floor signs all designed to do one thing; warn of potential hazards due to the floor being wet. The most common type is the sandwich board style which is a two sided sign indicating the message. This is commonly referred to as a "Wet floor sign" Another popular style is the pop up safety sign which looks like a pyramid with the visual warnings on each side. It's commonly referred to as a "Wet floor Cone". It wasn't until 2013 that a new type of safety cone became available, known today as "The Banana Cone".
Wet floor signs are not simply to let you know the floor is wet, rather to give a visual warning that there is the possibility of unstable footing which could cause a person to slip and fall sustaining injury. It's extremely common to associate a slip with a banana peel, even a two year old knows would too. This is why the Banana Cone should be considered the safest wet floor sign on the market. 
The #1 reason why accidents happen is because they IGNORE the signage. They've turned themselves into a commodity and we don't even realize that there's a wet floor sign even there. If people know the floors slippery, they're more likely to NOT slip. If you have a banana cone, people might actually notice it. Banana Products, "Stand out from the Bunch".
Available today - www.bananaproducts.com

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Banana Peel Slip

The banana peel on the floor has been a running gag in comedy for the longest time.  The person would trip on it and hilarity would ensue.  They were especially popular in cartoons and videogames.  This idea takes us back to the old days of Looney Tunes and Mario Bros.  Now they have this new invention where the boring old slippery floor sign has been replaced with a big banana peel.  The irony of it is what makes it really clever. 

Floor safety signs haven’t really been designed any different since they were first thought of.   They have changed size and added pictures, but nothing really to get the attention of people.  The clever design of this new product is going to make sure people stop and pay attention to whatever it is saying.

What grabs your attention better than the patented Banana Cone? The old ones have turned themselves into a commodity which people ignore every day. They all have the same purpose which is TO PREVENT INJURY! It's been scientifically proven that accident reduction ONLY happens when behavioral changes occur. Based on the feedback we've been receiving, the Banana Cone is more likely to change your behavior, which will reduce accident rates, and may even put a smile on their face :)

It's known worldwide that people associate banana peels on the ground as being slippery and dangerous. So why not have a banana peel that PREVENTS slipping? It's great quality, affordable, fun, and you get the point immediately simply by glancing at it. Made with polypropylene plastic injection that molds in a banana shape, the multilingual and stackable banana cone is recognized as the most Innovative Cleaning Product of 2013. Made with very high quality, the printing is clear, the colors are bright, and the cones are tough. Manufactured and protected only by Banana Products LLC. 

Buy today at www.bananaproducts.com


Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cleanzine - Cleaning Industry News Talks About The Banana Cone

Novel safety signs slip into the Visitors' Choice top five 

The carelessly discarded banana skin has played a leading part in many a comedy sketch over the years, causing those that tread on it to slip and subsequently do all kinds of damage, so it's ironic that a banana skin is now finding gainful employment in the prevention of prevent slips, trips and falls...

Banana Products says of its Banana Cone - voted a 2013 ISSA Innovation Award Visitors' Choice Winner: "What grabs your attention better than the patented Banana Cone? The old ones have turned themselves into a commodity which people ignore every day. They all have the same purpose which is to prevent injury!
"It's been scientifically proven that accident reduction only happens when behavioural changes occur. Based on the feedback we've been receiving, the Banana Cone is more likely to change your behaviour and it may even put a smile on your face.

"The banana cone is a simple, affordable, safe and fun option for all businesses." Made from very high quality polypropylene using plastic injection that moulds the product into a banana shape, the multilingual and stackable banana cone is tough, long-lasting and highly visible. Anyone seeing it will immediately make the connection and realise they are approaching a slip hazard.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Banana Cone – What is it?

The Banana Cone – What is it?

Most of the time when you walk into a building, the first thing you notice is the floor’s appearance. Is it dull and dirty or does the floor shine? It if looks extra shiny, it’s possible that the floor is wet. If so, there must be wet floor signs showing such. These signs will not just inform you that the floor is wet, but also provide a visual caution that there’s a risk of unstable footing that could cause one to slip and fall. If you refinish or mop the floor making it wet and a person slips and falls and the proper warning signs aren’t in place, there’s a big chance that you’ll get sued and you’ll lose. The private industry and insurance companies lose millions of dollars each year because a wet floor wasn’t marked with wet floor cones or warning signs.

A good thing to keep in mind when using wet floor signs or cones is to ensure they’re visible from each point of entry. This will guarantee that anyone entering the work space will notice the warning and take extra care as he or she passes through. Many of the warning signs today won’t just be bi-lingual, but have a pictogram and give an extra visual help of the warning. But while there are various kinds of wet floor signs designed to warn people of potential hazards due to a wet floor, the banana cone stands out from the rest.

Why? The answer is simple. This is a banana peel that prevents slipping! Yes, that’s right. The banana cone isn’t just a great alternative for businesses wanting to save money, but is more effective in preventing slips and falls through the common notion that banana peels are slippery.
Slips and falls comprise between twelve and fifteen percent of workers compensation expenditures, costing employers about $40,000 for every incident. In addition, businesses disburse millions of dollars every year fighting responsibility claims from consumers from slips and falls that happen on the premises of the company. Safety signage helps in preventing these injuries and in eliminating the legal responsibility if an accident were to happen.

Slipping on a banana peel is very common and this is recognized around the world. Whether you’re at school, in the market or old enough to watch cartoons, you get the point immediately by simply looking at it. The banana cone is a simple, affordable, safe and fun option for all businesses. This cone won’t just warn people of wet floors, but also add a smile to their faces. Who doesn’t want to make someone happy and bring some excitement to their otherwise dull day?

Made with polypropylene plastic injection that molds in a banana shape, the multilingual and stackable banana cone is recognized as the most Innovative Cleaning Products of 2013. The cones weigh three pounds, are extremely durable and easily stacked, making it perfect for companies looking for a great way to prevent accidents due to a wet floor. The banana cone can be used in hospitals, commercial or corporate facilities and schools. It can be customized with your company’s name, message and logo and is offered at wholesale pricing.

You can buy a banana cone at www.bananaproducts.com

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Go Bananas for Safety with the Banana Peel Wet Floor Sign


Go Bananas for Safety with the Banana Peel Wet Floor Sign

October 22, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -– Slips and falls account for between 12 and 15 percent of all Workers' Compensation expenses, costing employers approximately $40,000 per incident, according to the Center of Disease Control. Additionally, businesses spend millions of dollars each year fighting liability claims from customers from slip and falls that occur on the company's premises. Safety signage helps prevent these injuries and can potentially eliminate the liability if an accident were to occur. This clever company called Banana Products LLC has developed a banana cone that serves as a wet floor sign. Since slipping on a banana peel is a common analogy that's recognizable worldwide, in any language, or anyone old enough to watch a cartoon, you get the point immediately just by simply glancing at it.
Banana Products, LLC completely redesigned and improved a commodity product into a safer, affordable and fun alternative for all businesses. This new banana cone will not only warn folks of wet floors, it may even add a smile to their face. And who doesn't want to add a bit of sunshine to someone's otherwise dull day!
Based out of Austin Texas, Banana Products, LLC manufacturers and distributes this durable, stackable, and sturdy cone that improves safety. They can be customized with a company name, logo or message and available at wholesale pricing. The banana cone is featured on industry leading resources CleanLink, Cleaning & Maintenance Online, and recognized as one of ISSA's Innovative Cleaning Products of 2013. The banana cone is for sale at www.bananaproducts.com and available today!
Go Bananas for Safety with the Banana Peel Wet Floor Sign

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Clean Link - New Product

Clean Link is the leading online resource center for Janitorial industry and has featured the banana cone!

The multi-lingual banana cone is made with polypropylene plastic injection molding in a banana shape that warns of slippery surfaces. The cones are easily stacked, weigh 3 pounds and are extremely durable. The banana cone can be used in schools, hospitals, corporate or commercial facilities.

http://www.cleanlink.com/productwatch/details/Banana-Cone--4266

Clean Link


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Texas Lawsuit, No Wet Floor Sign

Here's an article taken from a well respected law firm that has done cases where individuals have slipped on wet floors without a wet floor sign present. The situation follows: A situation involving a wet floor with NO wet floor sign ended up in a lawsuit being filed in Jefferson County. The lawsuit, as reported by the Southeast Texas Record, has been file against an O'Reilly Auto Parts store.

Spills

The lawsuit in Jefferson County alleges that there was a spill at the O'Reilly's store and that it was not market. The plaintiff fell on a liquid that was not marked. The lawsuit is claiming damages for pain and lost wages, mental anguish, alleged past and future medical expenses and court costs, according to the article.
This lawsuit has much in common with others of its kind in terms of what damages are being sought for and why they're being sought in the first place.

Negligence

Negligence can be taken to mean not taking reasonable precautions to protect someone's safety and causing them to come to harm because of it. The lawsuit alleges that not marking the wet floor led to the plaintiff's fall.
The lawsuit also alleges that the establishment failed to inspect and maintain its premises. This is a form of negligence in that the store owner isn't taking the precaution of making sure that the floors aren't wet in the first place. This alleged negligence is said to be a cause of the accidental fall, as well.

Damages

Mental anguish and pain are frequently added on to the damages being sought but they can be hard to quantify. A lawyer can help their client to come up with a reasonable figure for this amount.
Lost wages can be calculated, obviously, so they are one of the easier areas of the lawsuit to figure out. Past medical bills are easy to calculate but projecting future medical expenses can be trickier. Lawyers have to be good enough at what they do to come up with realistic numbers for items such as these, which maximizes their client's chances of winning.
If you've been injured due to slip and fall that occurred in a commercial establishment, you may want to consider talking to an attorney. If the situation involved a slip hazard that was not known and/or not flagged by the premises owner, you should definitely talk to a good attorney. Premises owners are required to take reasonable measure to keep their properties safe. If you've been injured because a property owner failed in this regard, contacting an attorney may be the first step in getting compensation. There was clearly no wet floor sign.
Wet floor no sign

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Stealing a Wet Floor Sign is NOT okay!

Here's a story about someone posting theft on wet floor sign. This particular individuals friends were stealing wet floor signs.

Question:

At first it was sort of funny. But it's really not. They continue to steal and whenever I go anywhere with them and they see a wet floor sign they act as though it's hard for them to not steal it. Most of the time they do it without me- the only time I was there was when we were on a SCHOOL TRIP and I suspected that one of them put it under her shirt and on the bus. What compels them to steal wet floor signs? I've already told them that it's not funny. 

Is it okay to steal wet floor signs or no? What should I do? I don't want to overreact, but I feel that it's wrong.

Answers:

1) Steeling wet floor signs is not ok. I have to admit it is kinda funny but its wrong. I would ask them why they are doing it. Remind them of how immature this is. Remember that people judge you by your friends so be careful.

2) A wet floor sign is for the safety of the general public, me and you. If it weren't for those same signs, we'd all be slipping and sliding all over the place, hitting heads, rolling around naked in warm, soapy water. Sure it sounds nice, but think of the consequences. Safety is your responsibility!!! Put those signs back.



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Monday, September 23, 2013

Stealing a Wet Floor Sign story

Actual story part 1
I’m likely the only person in the USA that’s ever been arrested for the theft of a wet floor sign.
And there wasn’t anything special about the wet floor sign.  It didn’t even have the Spanish translation of Piso Mojado.  It was a typical wet floor sign sitting outside a McDonalds in the small suburb of Chattanooga, Tennessee where I grew up.
You read correctly: the sign was outside the store.
It was a boring day in May two weeks before I was to graduate high school.  My school had some weird privilege where seniors had the last two weeks before graduation off school.  It was some kind of reward for stumbling through four years of education, I guess.
My friend Jordan—who was also an enemy of mine, in some weird “Mean Girls”-esque kind of manner—was over at my house.   One of the coolest things about my parents’ house at that time: we had a band room.  The band room consisted of dozens of instruments (few of them mine, most of them still living there long-term) and was located over the garage.
The house was on a high hill we could blare music from the band room and no one seemed to care.  The room’s windows faced our neighbor’s 19th-century home, but they somehow liked our racket.
In years of rocking out at decibel levels that could rival a mid-70s Who concert, they had never once called the cops.
Jordan and I seized the day and decided to rock it hard, guitar-and-drums style, until our ears bled.  After several hours of what I assume were Rancid and NOFX covers (hey, at least we PLAYED our own instruments and it wasn’t any of this Guitar Hero, Rock Band crap) we decided to hit up McDonald’s, as 17-year-olds who are into punk music are wont to do.
We took my classy silver 1990 Buick Lesabre (which at the time was a 12-year-old car and the laughing stock even of my high school class) down to the local McDonald’s.  After we parked and started walking in, he pointed out the absurdity of the wet floor sign sitting outside the establishment on concrete.
“Why is it OUTSIDE the store?” he said.  “It’s on concrete, there’s no real need to put a wet floor sign on that.”
Struck by the absurdity of the situation, I turned to him and said “when we leave here, I’m going to steal that sign.”
“Whatever dude,” he said, assuming I was trying to be some kind of bad ass—as if stealing pieces of plastic outside of fast food chains paralleled the accomplishments of Jack Bauer or Clint Eastwood.
We got our food, sat down and ate.  During our meal I specifically pointed out to him that I once worked at McDonald’s and that we didn’t give free refills, which people often assumed we did since the fountain is out in the main dining area.
“They told us if we ever saw someone helping themselves to a free drink to call the police,” I explained to him, “you’re supposed to pay for it.”  He informed me he felt that was incorrect in a very colorful manner, and I insisted that it was true (it is).  “They consider it theft,” I said, “and you can technically call the police for it.”
He said he didn’t think any police officer would respond to that call.  I agreed, and promptly helped myself to another round of Mountain Dew.
As our meal wound to a close, I got up and threw out our trash as Jordan headed outside.  He held the door open for me and with the grace of a ballet dancer I swooped down, grabbed the wet floor sign, got my keys out of my pocket, opened my trunk, threw the sign in and slammed it shut—all in one fluid motion.
Jordan showed no expression until we were inside the vehicle, where he began cracking up immediately.  “I didn’t think you were actually going to do that!” he said.
“Why not?” I asked.  “I TOLD you I was going to.”  The amusement died off on the three-minute car ride home, where we immediately headed back up to the band room to keep playing music.
Roughly 30 minutes later my mother opened the door to the band room looking furious.  We shut down the instruments to figure out what she had to say.
“There are some cops here to see you,” she said to me.  I was instantly mortified—at this point in my life there were always at least three reasons why cops might be hunting me down so I got really used to having to sort through my outstanding crimes whenever confrontation was upon me.
But within seconds I thought to myself “OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I KNOW WHAT THIS IS!!!”  and a wave of relief came over me.
I was just going to head down those stairs, walk out the garage and give my deepest apologies for playing music too loudly.  That had to be it.  We never rocked out this early in the day unless it was the weekend.  Surely they’d tell me not to do it again and let me go.  That’s the only reasonable response, right?
But for a brief second as I headed down the stairs I thought maybe someone at McDonald’s had called the cops on me after I took that Mountain Dew refill….
No.  No one would bother to come after me for stealing something cheap from McDonald’s.  My 17-year-old wisdom led me to that safe conclusion.
As I stepped outside I saw not one but two police cars parked in my tiny driveway, whose incline practically required harnesses and chains to scale.  I was caught off guard but I didn’t let it stop me.
Right as I was about to begin my sincere apology one officer cut me off.
“Are you Gregory Wood?” he asked, his southern accent requiring me to slowly re-process every word he said just to make sure I got it right.
“Yes, I…”
“Born 6/20/84?”
“Yeah…”
“Did you recently take a wet floor sign from a McDonald’s?”
I can only describe my next emotion as being a mix of embarrassment, humiliation, overwhelming pride, and some twisted thrill wherein I realized this exact experience has literally never occurred to another human being in American Society.
Calmly and honestly I said “yes, I did.”
“Do you know where that sign is now?” he asked politely.
“Yes, it’s in the trunk of my car.”
“Would you mind to get that for us?” he asked.  I said of course, as I had to borrow a set of the car’s keys from my mother who was standing nearby, showing a look of disappointment mixed with confusion.  I opened the trunk, pulled out the sign, and handed it to the officer, expecting a slap on the wrist and then an end do this wild incident.
“Thank you, son,” the other officer said in a potential effort to justify his presence at the crime scene.
“Now, the owner of the McDonald’s wants to press charges,” he said, not eliciting any response from me quite yet as I didn’t know what that entailed.  “Petty theft is anything under $15,” he said, giving me great hope of freedom, “but he says the wet floor sign cost $16.”
I literally laughed in his face, which might not have been the best move.  I’ve never valued a piece of yellow plastic at over $15, especially when it didn’t even have the Spanish Translation of its message on it.
“Now you’re only 17, so we can’t take you in,” he said, “but if you was over 18 you’d be spending the night in jail tonight.”
(I swear on all that is righteous and holy this very officer specifically outlined that if the crime had occurred exactly 30 days later, when I was of legal age, I would have spent a night behind bars for taking an 18-inch by 3-feet piece of plastic from a major corporation.)
“We’re gunna have to talk to sarge and see what we’re going to have to do about this.  Most cases it’s community service.  But we’ll have to get back to you in a few days.”
So there I stood, in the center of my own driveway on a warm spring day, two weeks before graduating high school, exactly one month from reaching a legal age, and I was just technically legally reprimanded for taking a wet floor sign from outside of a McDonald’s and driving it to my house.
Clearly, my life was going down a spectacular path.

Best of the Best - Wet Floor Sign

Wet floor signs are everywhere; supermarkets, hotels, banks, beauty salons are common places to find them. Chances are however, you’ve never seen a wet floor sign in your kitchen. One in three people over 65 years old will encounter some type of fall within the
year.1,2 Some of the reasons we fall include: vision problems, balance issues, strength and limited flexibility. Prescription or over-the-counter medications and drowsiness can

increase your risk of falling.

A common problem companies are facing are whether the wet floor sign was visible and accurately covering the wet floor; or if a wet floor sign was even present immediately after the spill. There have been many cares where the victim of a wet floor slip tried to sue to company, even if though a wet floor sign was present, and visible. I recall one case where an women in her 60's slipped on a wet floor that HAD a foldable wet floor sign over the spill and tried to sue the company for negligence. To make the case even more interesting...she actually fell on the wet floor sign and injured her back on the wet floor sign. She tried to sue the company for her injury and lost. All wet floor signs have to be readable from a certain distance, yellow with black lettering and no sharp corners. Despite winning the lawsuit, the company had to allocate thousands of dollars in attorney fees. This is very common for many companies and it's an ongoing problem; The Banana Cone is a wet floor sign that PREVENTS slipping injuries. Based on the common notion that banana peels are considered slippery, banana meets all the safety requirements of OSHA and visually representing slippery conditions by the shape of the cone. 



Buy the Banana Cone today at www.bananaproducts.com

or

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Wet Floor Accident

According to statistic published by the National Safety Council (a non-profit, non-governmental, international public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health), slips and falls are a leading cause of unintentional injury in the United States. This is supported by the fact that more than 1 million Americans, most of who are over the age of 60, have sought emergency room treatment for such accidental falls; a growing number of these accidents are occurring in retail stores, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and office buildings. Wet floor signs are mandatory for any business establishment.

Over the last decade, slip and fall accident rates have more than doubled and this is becoming a major concern to US retailers, for example it has been estimated that one of the major retailers, is sued on average once every two hours, totaling thousands of lawsuits each year - many of these being for slips and falls1; one such lawsuit cost approximately $545,000.2

The escalation in the number of such accidents shows that existing methods of wet floor, accident prevention - portable warning signs that are only erected after someone alerts management - are obviously not adequate.
The need therefore exists for a more proactive slip and fall prevention strategy.

There are many ways to point direction to a wet floor and the first one is a wet floor sign. To be more particular, the best types of wet floor signs should catch attention very easily. The banana cone is a wet floor sign that's shaped like a banana. This is something that will catch the eye of a customer and help the customer know that a wet floor is present. Now this is a banana that PREVENTS slipping! www.bananaproducts.com



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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Preventing Wet Floors


Preventing Wet Floors


A wet floor is often difficult to detect, and its slippery surface can cause unexpected tumbles and falls. These falls can result in serious injuries and liability expenses for the floor’s owner. Wet floor safety is essential to maintaining a safe walking area.
Avoid wet floors by cleaning up all liquids on floors, including the smallest leaks and spills. Clearly mark all wet floors with standard “Caution: Wet floor” signs. Keep floors well-lit to help expose damp floors to passersby. At home, install mats and rugs in rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom that are most likely to have wet floors from time to time. Elderly people may benefit from grip bars and wearing nonslip slippers or shoes.
There are many types of wet floor signs, many of which go unnoticed for days. A wet floor sign should stand out and alert people of the hazardous areas. A wet floor cone shaped like a banana will better PREVENT slipping on wet floors.
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