Monday, September 23, 2013

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. 

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