Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 25, 2013
Eagle Mat and Floor Products announces a special Slip and Fall Savings Event to help retail business owners prepare for the hustle-and-bustle of autumn shopping months. This October, Eagle Mat invites readers to log on to Eaglemat.com for free shipping and 100% Price Match Guarantee on all commercial matting and facility safety products.
According to the Maryland-based company, the sales event is part of an awareness campaign that the company has launched in response to two alarming studies, each of which indicates that slip and fall accidents are a rising problem for American business owners. The first study is the product of the Liberty Mutual Research Institute.
According to the 2012 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, slip and fall accidents cost American business owners over $13 billion in 2010. That includes both slips and falls that occur on a single flat plane, as well as those that occur from one level to another. Perhaps most alarming is the fact that all categories of workplace accidents saw a decrease in real costs (adjusted for inflation) from 1998-2010. The only exception: The cost of slips and falls on the same level, for which the "direct cost burden of the most disabling injuries increased by nearly two billion dollars."
Liberty Mutual is not the only organization to produce such findings, however. According to the Institute of Real Estate Management, "57 percent of respondents [commercial property owners] ranked slips and falls as the single leading cause of current disputes, and 63 percent ranked such accidents among the top three management issues they and their colleagues face." This eye-opening statistics has been published by American insurer CNA, in a case study titled New Techniques for Controlling Slips and Falls in Public Places.
Prevent Slips and Falls This October
In response to these two trends, Eagle Mat has launched a two-pronged awareness campaign to help property owners avoid costly accidents and liability claims. First, the company has published additional techniques for preventing slip and fall accidents online. Second, the company is offering free shipping and a 100% Price Match Guarantee on all commercial floor mats and facility safety products purchased online, from today until October 31st.
For additional information, readers are invited to log-on to Eaglemat.com or call Eagle Mat Client Services directly at 877-333-1018.