All posts by Bill Coyne

Are You Company A or Company B?

Driving to work one day, I was thinking about a customer of mine who has been buying our shoe ice cleats and winter traction aids for over 15 years. (Several years ago, I was honored to be invited to their corporate safety meeting to talk about their slip and fall prevention program.) When I think about […]

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Live and Learn

Sometimes, experience is earned the hard way. Bear with me while I start this story from the beginning. I had a conversation with a customer that left me confused. He had previously purchased ice traction cleats from Winter Walking while working in a different industry. Now he’s the safety lead with a new employer and he […]

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The 3 Safety Professional Must-Read Tips

Let’s face it, if you’re a safety professional, it all comes down improving your safety record. And there’s one big unknown when it comes to where that record will stand at the end of the year: Winter weather. Here are three tried-and-true – and quite simple – ways to keep your employees safer in bad […]

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Is this the most common complaint you hear?

As a safety professional, you most likely hear your share of employee complaints. The one we hear about frequently is this: My ice cleats fall off all the time. It’s true that ice cleats and other traction aids can be a little complicated. Sometimes you wear one size in a specific brand and a completely different […]

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You bought ice cleats. But here’s what’s missing

I speak to our customers on a regular basis. One in particular has been buying our ice shoe cleats for years. Despite their purchase, they’ve still had a few slip and fall accidents on the ice and snow and are frustrated. After the accident investigations, they realized each incident had the same the root cause: None of […]

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Would you like a sample?

Sure, we send out free trial samples of the ice cleats and traction aids we manufacture to prevent slips and falls on ice and snow. Samples can be very helpful to safety professionals as they make their decision on what to purchase for their employees. But remember to manage the expectations of that sample.   […]

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Spikes 101: What You Need to Know Right Now

As a safety manager, this is the time of year your attention turns to winter prep. Storms are right around the corner and reducing winter slips and falls is sure to be on your mind. So, have you started your search for the perfect ice cleat or traction aid?  And if so, have you made your decision […]

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The Data is In…

You may be surprised to learn that companies – no matter the size – approach the problem of winter slips and falls on snow and ice is practically the same manner. There is one big difference though:  Large companies don’t just “set it and forget it” when it comes to safety. They learn and evolve. Smaller […]

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