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  1. Differences in Slip Resistance of Materials used in Walking Surfaces

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    As an experienced safety consultant, I’m called on to investigate a wide range of premises liability incidents. In any slip and fall investigation it is important to assess the type of walking surface material involved and its corresponding slip resistance.

    Slip resistance is a critical factor to consider when choosing the right flooring material for any space. It’s especially important in areas that are prone to moisture, spills, or other hazards that could make floors slippery and dangerous. A slip-resistant surface can help reduce the risk of (more…)

  2. Treating Painted Walking Surfaces for Improved Slip Resistance

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    As an experienced safety consultant, I am called on to investigate a wide range of premises liability incidents. One common premises liability incident that often results in serious injury is a fall on a painted walking surface.

    Slip and fall accidents can be devastating, causing serious injuries and even death. To prevent these accidents, it is important to ensure that walking surfaces, including painted ones, are slip-resistant. In this article, we will discuss the various methods for treating painted walking surfaces to make them slip-resistant. (more…)

  3. Slippery Painted Exterior Walking Surfaces

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    As an experienced safety consultant, I’m called on to investigate a wide range of premises liability incidents. One common premises liability incident that often results in serious injury is a fall on an improperly painted or maintained walking surface.

    Slip and fall accidents are a common occurrence and can lead to serious injuries and even death. Painted surfaces are one of the most (more…)

  4. WARREN Welcomes Human Factors Consultant Ellen Szubski, Ph.D.

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    Please join us in welcoming Human Factors Expert Ellen Szubski, Ph.D, to the WARREN family!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ellen’s Areas of Expertise Include:

    • Human Factors & Safety
    • Illumination Evaluation
    • OSHA Regulations
    • Premises Liability
    • Slips, trips, and falls
    • Workplace injuries
    • Vehicle/Pedestrian/Bicycle Crash Investigation

    Ellen Szubski is a human factors consultant with Warren. Her expertise focuses on the crash investigations and other personal injury matters. These matters often include collisions and/or crashes involving vulnerable road users and drivers, driver distraction, and slips, trips. & falls. She utilizers her knowledge of OSHA regulations, codes and standards in her analysis of premises liability incident and safety consulting.

    Ellen graduated from Clemson University with a Master of Science in Applied Psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Factors Psychology. She did her dissertation on “The Influence of Pedestrian Biological Motion on Time-To-Collision Estimates at Night.”  Ellen is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society (HFES) and its Forensic Professional Technical Group.  She has presented multiple times at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual meetings.

  5. Painting of Handicap Ramps

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    As an experienced safety consultant, I’m called on to investigate a wide range of premises liability incidents. One common premises liability incident that often results in serious injury is a fall on a handicap ramp. There are at least four types of handicap ramps – flare side, parallel, returned curb and built-up. (more…)

  6. A Steep Price: Improperly sloped curb ramps increase the potential of serious pedestrian injury

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    As an experienced safety consultant, I’m called to investigate a wide range of premises liability incidents. One common premises incident that often results in serious injury is a fall on a curb ramp. There are at least four types of curb ramps: flare side, parallel, returned curb and built-up. This post will focus primarily on flare side curb ramps which are the most common type constructed today. (more…)

  7. Where did that hole come from? Part I

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    As an experienced safety consultant, I have investigated many incidents in my career in which a worker “falls through an opening.”  The majority of these incidents have occurred at construction sites and most of the ones I investigated resulted in a serious injury or death. (more…)

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