Tag Archives: working in ice and snow

Why Don’t Ice Cleats Work For You?

If you’re bored one day, type “ice cleats” into your preferred search engine. How many results do you get? Hundreds of thousands. So why does this matter? Well, it means ice cleats are popular. Would they be as prevalent today if they didn’t work? Interesting question. Let’s look into this: If you analyze the 800,000 […]

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Don’t Wait to Test Your Ice Cleats

If a fireman asks you to check your smoke detectors, would you consider responding with: “We haven’t had any fires this year, so I’ll test them the next time we do.” Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? What if I told you that I hear tales of similar scenarios when I call a new contact and ask […]

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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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What Management Support?

  Recently, I recalled a disturbing conversation I had with a Senior Safety Manager at a large company.  He had expressed his frustration to me that after working so hard to establish a winter ice cleat program, he was still having trouble getting his employees to participate. Despite his ongoing effort to improve the company safety record […]

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Are you an expert?

I once read an article about a boy who referred to himself as an expert juggler. And that got me thinking: What does one have to do exactly to be considered an expert at juggling? Soon after, I was reminded of the “10,000-hour theory,” created by K. Anders Ericsson – and made popular by Malcolm […]

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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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