Rain, snow and mud don’t just look bad when they get tracked into the building. They can be dangerous. Grabbing a “Wet Floor” sign from the custodian’s closet probably isn’t enough to prevent slip and fall injuries in entranceways.
Contaminants on the floor cause more than half of all slip and fall injuries. In entrances, contaminants can be rain, snow, slush, mud, dirt or grass clippings that get dragged in on people’s feet. Contaminants can also come in the form of food or beverage drips and spills. Anything that comes between a walking surface and someone’s foot is a contaminant that could lead to a slip and fall injury.