Redner’s Markets has been honored by New Pig Corp. as the inaugural Pig Safe Floors Spotlight winner. Reading, Pennsylvania-based Redner’s utilizes New Pig floor safety products in its stores, which include 43 grocery stores and 21 quick shoppes in eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.
“Since our founding in 1985, we’ve made it our mission to create ingenious products that clean up messes and help companies avoid common workplace safety risks,” said Daniel Silver, VP of product development at New Pig Corp. in Tipton, Pennsylvania. “Instituting a program that highlights customers who help us carry out that mission just feels right.”
Redner’s Markets uses New Pig’s Grippy Mat, an adhesive-backed absorbent floor mat. The retailer says its “Safety Walk” program has helped it significantly reduce some of the most common business risks: slip, trip and fall accidents. The program, developed in tandem by Redner’s’ Director of Risk Management John Flickinger and ECBM insurance broker Tony Kamnikar, requires employees to make hourly walks through the store to identify and electronically record slip, trip and fall hazards.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slips, trips and falls account for 25 percent of reported injury claims, costing businesses millions of dollars each fiscal year. Through use of the Safety Walk program and Grippy Mat, Redner’s has nearly eliminated slip, trip and fall claims at every location.
“We’re very concerned about our customers’ safety, and we understand that they’re not always paying attention to their surroundings, whether when pushing their cart, reaching for items on a shelf or simply walking through the door. It’s up to us to be ahead of them by sourcing innovative solutions to keep them safe,” said Flickinger. “I have a lot of passion for what I do, and I’m proud of our program. New Pig has been a huge part of our success and it’s a privilege to be recognized by their team.”
“Over the years, we’ve found that many business owners treat trip slip, trip and fall claims as an inevitable cost of doing business rather than a problem with a simple solution,” said Silver. “Redner’s is the exception. This program is our way of drawing attention to some of the unsung heroes who are creating safe environments for employees, customers and guests.”
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