The National Safety Council considers falls among the leading cause of unintentional injuries in the U.S., accounting for nine million visits to the emergency department.
Where businesses are concerned, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that 22% of slip and fall accidents result in at least 31 days of work missed by employees. Employer expenses add up to some $3.5 million per hour and more than $30 billion a year, with slips alone representing 65% of all days lost.
Pegasus Building Services offers solutions to protect your business against these costly accidents. Our comprehensive Pegasus Plus Floor Safety Program includes use of NSFI-approved floor care products and neutral pH cleaners that significantly increase co-efficient of friction (COF). Studies show that increased COF reduces employee slips and falls by as much as 20 percent.
Our customers see major savings on workers’ compensation insurance, liability insurance and legal costs.
“With the increased focus on sustainability and public health protection, progressive firms are adopting a more holistic approach to cleaning. They have learned that cleaning impacts a wide array of business functions and that relatively small incremental investments in cleaning produce outsized gains for the organization.”
International Sanitary Supply Association Study