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  1. 5 Sustainable Building Materials You Need to Know
    5 Sustainable Building Materials You Need to Know
    Sustainable goals include improving the way people live and build while creating a lower impact on the environment and the ability for future generations to meet their own needs in times to come. Sound too good to be true? If you are in the construction industry, you know it’s a very real thing called sustainable building. More than just a trend, the sustainable building offers environmental, economic, and social benefits making it something that will become an integral part of the industry as a whole. These factors help in governing the building design, quality of architecture, technologies and processes, working conditions, and serve as the basis for sustainable construction. The construction itself focuses on seven core principles throughout the building life-cycle which are protecting nature, reducing the consumption of resources, reusing resources, using recyclable resources, eliminating toxins, applying life-cycle costing, and an emphasis on quality. Some key best practices in green building have quickly taken over, as well as green materials that will help further define sustainable construction in the future.

    The Future Is Green

    Construction materials made from scratch not only require a lot of energy but can create waste in the process. In order to reduce this footprint, using low-impact green building materials that are sourced from renewable sources with the ability to be recycled when the building has reached its lifespan is so important. Often green building materials are either produced via an innovative process that lower harmful emissions into the atmosphere or sourced from sustainable forests.

    Here are five sustainable building materials to know:

    1. Photoluminescent Exit Signs

    Photoluminescent technology is currently one of the only non-electric, non-radioactive options on the market for approved emergency exit signs, making it a top choice for sustainable construction and buildings emergency exit signage. Options like Jessup’s UL924 listed PF100 photoluminescent exit sign and PM100 photoluminescent exit sign are not only easy to install and maintenance free, but they are recyclable and last up to 25 years without using any electricity. During a blackout or fire, the stored energy in the photoluminescent sign will make it immediately start to glow to allow people to be safely guided to the nearest exit. As with all of Jessup Manufacturing GloBrite® exit signs, the PM100 and PF100 are tested to glow a minimum of 90 minutes in a power outage or when the lights go out when fully charged. Photoluminescent emergency exit signs use phosphor as their main ingredient, which has properties to absorb, store, and then emit light at a later time when previously exposed to light. Photoluminescent exit signs act like a sponge by absorbing and holding light energy, and then will slowly release it when needed over an extended period of time. This allows photoluminescent exit signs to be an excellent green building material product that is hassle-free and safe.

    Other facts to know about photoluminescent exit signs:

    • Builders can earn points towards LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) — the most widely used green building rating system in the world, by choosing photoluminescent exit signs and exit path markings.
    • Numerous U.S. building codes already require photoluminescent exit markings and signage.
    • According to Energy Star, if your building replaced 100 LED exit signs with eco-friendly photoluminescent exit signs, you would be looking at an energy cost savings of over $450 a year.
    • When choosing a photoluminescent exit sign make sure it is UL 924 Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment listed by UL, meets NFPA Life Safety Code 101, OSHA requirements and International Building and Fire Code 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018

    2. Bamboo

    Bamboo has got to be one of the most well-known green building material products on the market and for good reason. With the species able to regenerate at an exponential rate (in some cases 3 feet in 24 hours) and the fact that it can take a beating without needing to be replaced very often, it makes for a viable flooring or cabinet choice in buildings and can also contribute towards the allocation of LEED points for builders. Bamboo also takes less energy to transport than other comparable durable materials on the market due to its lightweight nature. However, it has been known to swell and even crack if it absorbs water and should never be installed without treatment to resist insects and rot. The fact that bamboo offers greater compressive strength than brick or concrete, looks beautiful, and is a rapidly renewable material makes it an excellent choice for a sustainable building material.

    3. Cork

    Similar to bamboo, cork is another quickly growing resource that builders can take advantage of when it comes to various parts of their construction process. Being extremely flexible and resilient, it makes for great floor tiles. Cork’s natural ability to absorb noise and shock make it an excellent green choice for insulation and sub-flooring. Another interesting fact about cork is when left uncoated, it is naturally fire resistant and does not release any toxic gases if burned. Because cork is primarily found in the Mediterranean does mean that shipping fees can become considerable. Luckily, cork is lightweight— meaning it takes less energy to ship it, and often this can offset the shipping fees. Cork does not rot or absorb water like bamboo but will become brittle over time.

    4. Recycled metal

    What’s old is new again. By taking metals like steel and aluminum and properly and efficiently reusing or recycling them into new products, it lowers their embodied energy, thus making them more sustainable. A metal like steel is endlessly recyclable (in fact it is North America’s #1 recycled material), nontoxic to humans or the environment, and uses relatively low energy to produce initially. Thanks to advances in manufacturing technology, the energy to produce raw steel has dropped 60% since 1960. Metals like this offer a strong, long-lasting, water, and pest resistant product in your building process. This makes metal an excellent choice for structural supports, building facades, and roofing. Additionally, check out the ways manufacturers are making steel even more sustainable:
    • Reusing the by-product gases from the furnaces as they are a direct fuel substitute.
    • Recapturing and cleaning CO2 by-products to make carbonated drinks.
    • Using electric arc furnaces for steel production which utilize 100% scrap metal. This means less energy than producing new steel.

    5. Precast concrete slabs

    Concrete is a natural choice for sustainable home construction. Limestone, the most abundant mineral on earth, is the predominant raw material found in concrete. Precast concrete slabs are generally produced via eco-friendly manufacturing processes offsite and then shipped in whole sections to the construction site. The outer layers usually envelop a lightweight filler, like foam insulation, or can be made entirely of concrete but have large, hollow air spaces, like concrete blocks. Even though it is heavy, it requires very little processing and can be produced in the specific quantities needed for each project, making its embodied energy noteworthy. Precast concrete slabs’ sustainability factor is even higher than many traditional poured concrete options because the slabs often take much less energy to produce and assemble. Because they are in a controlled environment, precast concrete also has the ability to cure in a controlled environment. Concrete poured on site is prone to improper curing which can lead to cracks and structural faults within the concrete and in some cases the need to demolish the concrete and start the entire process over again. Precast concrete slabs hold up to all kinds of weather, so they are commonly used for walls, building facades, and even floors and flat roofs. Concrete is also extremely energy efficient, so homes and buildings built with them enjoy a significant cut to their heating and cooling bills, plus require small-capacity HVAC equipment. As a highly affordable building material, the ability to be recycled, and energy efficiencies precast concrete slabs are worth considering for your next building project. Thanks to the increasing demand for green developments, eco-friendly building materials are becoming the standard. From photoluminescent exit signs to reclaimed metal, using sustainable building materials allow you to build structures with a lower carbon footprint and improved energy efficiency, all while saving costs, increasing quality and improving efficiencies in the construction process. Actively work with your city and state to implement sustainable practices in building and as an organization seek LEED certification. Also, understand who you are working with when you buy your products. If the producer and fabricator don’t follow strict procedures regarding reuse, waste disposal, and other key operations, the above materials are moot- so vet your vendor and their sources carefully. The shift to sustainability won’t happen overnight, but through proper research, innovation, and participation from stakeholders, it will move forward to help future generations.
  2. Biggest Slip and Fall Stories in the News
    Biggest Slip and Fall Stories in the News
    Slip and fall lawsuits are unfortunately all too common throughout the United States. While some are scams, many of them are very real as slip and falls are the number one cause of accidental injury, resulting in 20.8 percent of all emergency room visits. We are looking at several top slip and fall lawsuits making headlines that have been ongoing for years and are still waiting on judgments. Which way do you think they’ll go? Could they have been prevented with different slip and fall precautionary measures put in place?

    Case 1: Woman Suing McDonald’s Over Slip and Fall

    A woman claims she was injured after she allegedly slipped and fell on wet floors at a McDonald's in O’Fallon, Illinois. She filed a complaint on May 13, alleging negligence. In the suit, it states that she was a guest at the McDonald's on April 7 when she was allegedly injured due to a dangerous condition that had been left to exist. She claims she slipped and fell on wet floors, causing her to suffer severe and permanent injuries. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide adequate warnings of the condition, failed to provide adequate and safe egress for guests on the property to maneuver and move about, and negligently permitted the presence of a condition causing unreasonable risk of harm. The plaintiff is seeking relief of more than $50,000. Our Restaurant Slip and Fall Prevention Tips: Nearly all restaurants have floor safety procedures in place, but whether they’re followed appropriately is another thing. Restaurants are commonly top offenders for slip and fall accidents so having your staff knowledgeable on the importance of these safety measures and trained on implementing them is important. Other best practices for preventing slip and fall accidents in restaurants include:
      • Slip-Resistant Flooring: With the floors of restaurants are constantly being hit with beverages, grease, or spilled food, the texture of your floors is very important. Having flooring that is slip-resistant will help with the daily hustle, including patrons and employees moving about.
    • Anti-Slip Film: Having an anti-slip film that is mop-friendly like our Safety Track 3500 Resilient Medium Grade anti-slip film is also helpful to have around beverage areas, sinks and in bathrooms to further help in preventing slip and fall accidents.
    • Use mats and rugs, but with caution: Mats and rugs are great to offer prevention, but if not properly maintained, they can actually be the cause of these accidents. Replace old and frayed rugs immediately, make sure they are not curling at the corners, and use a mat that either has a high-traction backing or put an anti-slip tape underneath it to prevent movement, such as those certified by the NFSI.

    Case 2: Slip and Fall Case Against Target Seeking $1.2 million Remanded Back to State Court

    On May 20, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania determined Target took too long to remove the plaintiff's slip-and-fall case to a federal court and granted her motion to remand it back to state court. The plaintiff sued Target in a Philadelphia County Court back in November 2018, saying she suffered injuries after she fell in a Target in 2017. She asked for more than $50,000, plus legal costs and delay damages. Target was served Dec. 24, 2018, and had until March 12 to respond. The plaintiff then followed up with a Case Management Conference memorandum that consisted of a demand for $1.2 million on March 4. On March 12, Target removed the case to federal court but filed the notice of removal after the allotted 30 days, causing the court to grant the plaintiff's motion. The plaintiff said she slipped on what she described as a “liquid” substance on the floor of a Target store and “suffered a cosmetic disfigurement and she may continue to suffer (the) same for an indefinite time in the future," according to the ruling.

    Our Retail Slip and Fall Prevention Tips: In retail stores, especially large ones like Target, it can be challenging to keep track of every nook and crannies in the store to make sure spills are promptly cleaned. It is important to make sure employees are doing rounds and alerting appropriate team members if liquids are spilled, so they can have signage put up immediately and take care of the potential hazard. Beyond that, additional products and practices that can help in preventing slip and fall accidents in retail include:

      • Keep your space clean. Cluttered floors, clothes off hangers, or boxes of unpacked merchandise on the floor are top offenders of trip and fall accidents in retail. Make sure employees keep areas tidy and at the end of their shift, organize the spaces for which they are responsible.
    • Proper products matter. Having the right products easily accessible plays a crucial role in preventing slip and fall accidents in retail stores. Providing wet floor signs, clean up supplies like paper towels and mops in a convenient location that all employees are aware of is important. Also, consider using a slip-resistant floor cleaner to further prevent any accidents from occurring.
    • If you have an uneven floor that changes in height, it is a good idea to use either a caution sign, caution tape or have railings in place. Always make sure to use a non-slip film in these areas because it is commonplace for a fall.

    Case 3: Vacationer Alleges Slip and Fall on Carnival Cruise Ship

    A vacationer alleges that he was injured aboard a Carnival cruise ship is suing the well-known cruise ship company. The plaintiff filed a complaint April 26 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Carnival Corporation, alleging negligence. The plaintiff alleges on Feb. 26, 2018, he was caused to slip and fall shortly after boarding the Carnival Inspiration. The fall occurred, the suit says, when Barrios went to the wrong muster station, causing the Carnival employee to lead the plaintiff to the correct one. The plaintiff further alleges he was holding the arm of his travel companion who was being pulled by the Carnival employee and the plaintiff fell on the stairs, resulting in injuries to his spine and causing him to lose enjoyment of life. Carnival filed an answer to the plaintiff’s allegations of negligence, arguing that Barrios' action was precluded in the plaintiff’s ticket. The defendant also alleged that they were not responsible for the plaintiff’s injury. The court has agreed with the plaintiff and decided to strike affirmative defenses two and seven, as stated by Carnival. The court believes the defendant's second defense impermissibly seeks to preclude the plaintiff’s ability to bring forth a negligence claim, which the defendant is not allowed to do. The seventh defense seeks to shift the blame for the incident to a third party, which is not permitted under general maritime law. The plaintiff asked that the defendant’s second and seventh defenses be struck. U.S. District Judge Federico A. Moreno heard the case. Our Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Prevention Tips: Unfortunately, wet surfaces make up 55% of all slip, trips, and falls in the hospitality industry and when on a cruise ship, it’s going to be wet sometime, somewhere during your stay onboard. That is one reason why cruise ships have to take extra precautionary measures to keep both employees and patrons safe. We have compiled a list of the top areas slip and fall accidents commonly occur on the cruise ship and what can be done to prevent them and protect those aboard.
    • Heavy-duty grit tapes need to be used. Grit tapes can withstand the elements the ocean brings aboard and should be used throughout the ship deck, on ramps, within dining quarters, bathrooms, and stair treads.
    • Wear proper footwear. Employees should all be required to wear slip-resistant shoes, and guests should be strongly encouraged to do the same. Having that extra traction can make a big difference if you hit a wet spot while walking.
    • Make sure you have adequate lighting. Dimly lit spaces are just waiting for accidents. With many of the ship-goers unfamiliar with the boat, it is especially important for cruise ships to have adequate lighting, especially in hallways, ramps, and in stairwells.
    As a business owner, it is essential to take precautionary measures and train your staff to know the right steps to take if a person on your property says they had a slip and fall accident. With more than 8.7 million people injured from a slip, trip and fall incidents every year in the United States, the threat is a very real one that could occur in your building, especially if you don’t take proper measures to prevent them. Contact our team at Jessup to discuss how we can help you assess your building and help you with slip and fall prevention.
  3. What You Need to Know About Photoluminescent Emergency Signage for Passenger Rail Cars
    What You Need to Know About Photoluminescent Emergency Signage for Passenger Rail Cars
    The American Public Transit Association (APTA) is known as the leader in advancing public transportation and setting the standards in creating public transportation that is available, accessible, and safe for all Americans in communities across the country. APTA has specific safety standards when it comes to all areas of public transportation, including bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services, and high-speed rail. This week we are taking time to help you navigate the specific photoluminescent emergency signage safety requirements for passenger rail cars. Photoluminescent emergency signage is now a requirement in all passenger rail equipment. It is important to have the correct photoluminescent product in its correct placement because when a rail car loses its power, this emergency signage will be the visible light to guide those on the train to safety.

    F.A.Q. on Photoluminescent Materials Used For Emergency Signage:

    What is photoluminescent material? Phosphor is the main ingredient found in photoluminescent materials, including photoluminescent emergency signage. Phosphor can absorb, store, and emit light at a later time when it is exposed beforehand to light. APTA states that photoluminescent material (which they call PL throughout their readings) is material that has the property of emitting light that continues for a length of time after excitation by visible or invisible light has been removed (i.e., self-illuminating).
    What is high-performance photoluminescent (HPPL) material? Throughout APTA's Passenger Rail Equipment Safety Standards when discussing photoluminescent safety signage, it references using high-performance photoluminescent material (HPPL). This is a photoluminescent material that is capable of emitting light at a very high rate and for an extended period of time. To meet HPPL standards, the material must have a minimum luminance value of 7.5 millicandelas per square meter (7.5 mcd/m2), for 1.5 hours after removal of the charging light source. Unless otherwise permitted in standard SS-PS-002-98, Rev. 3, the charging light source is specified as a fluorescent lamp with a color temperature of 4000-4500°K that provides an illuminance of no more than 1 fc on the test sample for a duration of no more than 1 hour. We know this may sound confusing. To make it simple, when looking for a photoluminescent material for your passenger rail emergency signage, be sure to check that the product meets their specific safety standards APTA SS-PS-002-98 (Rev.3) and APTA SS-PS-004-99 (Rev.2), like our Glo Brite® 7812 APTA compliant material. How can you ensure your HPPL system is getting adequately charged to perform when needed? To make sure your photoluminescent safety signage is ready to perform, your normal lighting system (i.e., light fixtures), needs to be located in the proximity of each HPPL component and oriented to ensure that the HPPL material is adequately exposed to charging light, according to APTA Safety Standards. These light fixtures located in the proximity of each HPPL system need to be specified so that their light-dispersion patterns provide the minimum illuminance levels at the surface of the component (check table located in section 2. 4.2 for details)

    Where should you apply photoluminescent emergency signage in passenger rail cars?

    APTA safety standards designate several areas that high-performance photoluminescent material should be used and how it should be applied. It is important to follow their requirements to ensure the safety of all employees and guests onboard. Location 1: Door Exit Handles, Latches or Operating Buttons All door exit handles, latches, or operating buttons should be marked with high-performance photoluminescent material using one of the following methods:
    • Outline stripping that is no less than 1 inch (2.54 cm) wide to the extent practicable around the perimeter of the opening device;
    • Area-wide pad that is applied to the door or door frame directly behind the handle or latch with no less than 16 square inches (103 cm2).
    Also, each door should be equipped with a separate manual override device for a power-operated door intended for emergency egress and should be marked with a sign/marking containing the words "Emergency Door Release," "Manual Door Release," or other similar wording. These signs or markings need to be placed at the manual door control or at an appropriate location in its immediate proximity. If it is not obvious where the manual release device is located relative to the door handle, latch or operating button, then a door emergency release locator sign needs to be posted. The manual door release locator sign(s) or marking(s) should consist of brief text, graphic arrow(s), or symbol(s) to direct passengers and crew members from the door control to the location of the manual door release. Location 2: Vestibule, End-Frame, and Side Doors Leading to the Exterior of the Car and Intended for Emergency Egress Passenger rail transit cars ordered on or after the adoption of these standards need to have HPPL material and follow these requirements:
    • Mark side door exit locations without independently powered emergency lighting.
    • Each side door opening intended for emergency egress leading to the exterior of the car shall be marked with a minimum of 144 square inches (929 cm2) of HPPL material placed no higher than 18 inches (45.7 cm) off the floor, with its lowest point no higher than 6 inches (15.2 cm) off the floor. This marking may be comprised of one or more panels placed either on the door and/or in its immediate vicinity. A door with two leaves that open for emergency egress is considered a single door opening. So, 144 square inches (930 cm2) of HPPL material is sufficient for that door opening.
    • To provide some illumination at the floor for passengers and crew members as they exit, to the extent practical, the material should not be placed on a door leaf/panel that is intended to open for emergency egress or on the part of a wall or partition that would be covered by a door leaf/panel in any position.
    • Signs and markings used to comply with the low-level egress path marking (LLEPM) requirements contained in the APTA Standard Rail Transit Vehicle Low Level Exit Path Marking may be counted toward this requirement to the extent that they meet the criteria noted above (e.g., HPPL door delineators required to meet the LLEPM requirements that are installed on the door 18 inches. off the floor would count as 36 square inches of the 144 square inches required).
    Location 3: Emergency Window Exits Ensure all emergency window exit markings are constructed of high-performance photoluminescent material.

    What should you look for when choosing a high-performance photoluminescent (HPPL) system?

    The manufacturer or supplier of the HPPL material should be able to provide independent laboratory certified test result reports showing that all tested samples of passive HPPL material, as used in the finished component configurations (including any cover or protective coating if used, but not including text or graphics), complies with the minimum luminance criterion of 7.5 mcd/m2 , after 1.5 hours, when tested according to the provisions of ASTM E-2073-07, Standard Test Method for Photopic Luminance of Photoluminescent (Phosphorescent) Markings, with the following three modifications:
    • Activation: The HPPL material shall be activated with a fluorescent lamp of 40 W or less and a color temperature of 4000-4500º K that that provides no more than 1 fc of illumination as measured on the material surface. The activation period shall be for no more than 1 hour.
    • Luminance: The photopic luminance of all specimens of the HPPL material shall be measured with a luminance meter as described in 5.2 (of ASTM E-2073), a minimum of 1.5 hours after activation has ceased.
    • Luminance in mcd/m2: The test report shall include a luminance measurement of 1.5 hours after activation has ceased.
    The manufacturer or supplier is required to have a minimum of one batch of material for signs and/or markings of a given type certified. Know that signs or markings of the same certified type of material can be sold to multiple customers, even with minor changes in text or typography. The color and contrast of your PL or HPPL material are also very important. APTA Safety Standards states that the lettering and pictogram(s) utilized on interior emergency exit signage or markings needs to be able to achieve a luminance contrast ratio of not less than 0.5, as measured by a color-corrected photometer. The document recommends that the color contrast choice for all new and replacement signage is red lettering/graphics on a light PL background, preferably with a matte finish, except for those instances in which bold contrast with the background on which the sign is placed would not be attainable. It states that having a contrasting border around the outer edge of the sign will also enhance visibility. The standard also notes that the more of the HPPL surface that is visible, the more conspicuous the resulting sign. It warns that graphics or heavy text covering the HPPL material will reduce the light output of the sign letters, and thus the conspicuity and legibility of the signs as well, even though the HPPL material passes the tests required. The Passenger Rail Equipment Safety Standards (PRESS) applies to all commuter rail programs, and you can read the entire PRESS program in detail here. Please contact us with any questions regarding photoluminescent safety signage for your passenger rail cars.
  4. Top 4 Places for Slip and Fall Accidents
    Top 4 Places for Slip and Fall Accidents
    Did you know that slip and falls are the number one cause of accidental injury, resulting in 20.8 percent of all emergency room visits? We are all accident prone, it's a fact of life. With slip and fall accidents bound to happen, all we can do is limit dangers and hazards around areas and learn how to protect ourselves in order to prevent these mishaps from occurring. Some places tend to be more notorious for slip and fall injuries, so we are taking a look at them on the blog today to see what can be done to prevent accidents before they occur and protect people who find themselves in these top places for slip and fall accidents.


    From small fishing boats to large cruise or naval ships, boating continually ranks as one of the top places to experience a slip and fall accident. Even the safest ships that follow all rules, regulations and technological innovations still have people experiencing slip and fall accidents while aboard. Why? Because when you combine sleek surfaces and the continuous wave motions, accidents are prone to occur. In fact, wet surfaces make up 55% of all slip, trips, and falls in the hospitality industry! By taking proper precautions, you can greatly decrease the risk that an accident will occur while onboard a boat.

    Tips to Prevent Boat Slip and Fall Accidents:

    • For indoor areas of the boat, utilize non-slip tape or a non-slip floor coating in the kitchen quarters where all food prep takes place. Jessup’s Flex Track offers a non-abrasive adhesive to prevent slip and falls and is still comfortable on bare feet.
    • For exterior parts of boats, consider a stronger grade of non-slip tape or adhesive such as the Safety Track® 3800 Series which can withstand saltwater and ultraviolet exposure.
    • Stairs need to have non-slip stair treads applied and handrails in place.
    • Specific areas of the boat that need non-slip tape include: ramps, stairs, baths, pools, and the boat deck.
    • Make sure proper signage is in place, including wet location exit signs for outdoor areas of the boat.
    • Make sure any rugs are secured to the floor to prevent tripping.
    • Check lighting in hallways and exterior to make sure areas are well lit.
    • Maintain a clean boat. Mop up wet areas and putting proper signage down immediately and remove clutter, cords or other potential tripping hazards.
    • Always wear shoes with friction while on a boat.
      The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) states that at least 43% of reported maritime injuries are a result of slip and fall accidents. Many boating slip and fall accidents can be preventing by taking the time to implement proper safety measures, offering better training for employees, and improving equipment maintenance.


    Because of all the grease, oil, liquid and food in restaurants they are a common offender for slip and fall accidents. Most restaurants take some measures to prevent slip and fall accidents and have floor safety procedures in place, but whether employees are following them appropriately is another question. Here are common best practices when it comes to slip and fall safety prevention at restaurants.

    Tips to Prevent Restaurant Slip and Fall Accidents:

    • Install slip-resistant flooring. Because the floors of restaurants are being hit with all sorts of liquids, the texture of the floors is extremely important in not only the back kitchen, but the dining and bathroom areas. Choosing a flooring that is slip-resistant will help with the daily hustle, including patrons and employees moving about.
    • Install an anti-slip film that is mop friendly to high traffic areas. Using a product like our Safety Track® 3500 Resilientâ„¢ Medium Grade anti-slip film around beverage areas, sinks, bathrooms, or in front of the stove can be an extra inexpensive barrier to further prevent slip and fall accidents.
    • Consider adding stair treads and ramp tread. Many people are moving around restaurants quickly, so if your establishment has stairs, consider adding stair treads as an added layer of protection.
    • Use a NFSI certified floor cleaner to clean your floors. This will ensure they are not slippery, but still perfectly clean.


    OSHA continually puts fall violations within the construction industry as one of their top offenders. In fact, within the construction industry alone 991 workers lost their lives on the job in 2016. Having a fall prevention program in place and implementing a workplace slip and fall training can help give employers and employees the necessary training and tools needed to recognize, assess, and control potential slip, trip, or fall hazards. Consider these tips when working to prevent construction site slip and fall accidents.

    Tips to Prevent Construction Site Slip and Fall Accidents:

    • Put a clear statement or policy in place regarding the company’s strategy behind your slip and fall program. Help employees understand the purpose of the program and what is expected of the employer and employee, including their responsibilities in slip and fall prevention.
    • Training your employees is the greatest way for them to feel confident in their daily duties. A slip and fall training should be part of all employee onboarding and a continual slip and fall education should be held daily, quarterly, or yearly depending on the employees’ position. OSHA found that these types of training can reduce the risk of workplace injury and illness by up to 60%.
    • Know your workplace slip and fall risks and continually assess the area for changes.
    • Make sure you have the right equipment and products for slip and fall prevention. This will vary depending on your job, but common products used for slip and fall prevention within the construction industry includes:
      1. Correct footwear
      2. Handrails on stairs series greater than 3
      3. Caution signs for level changes
      4. Grit tape and grit treads in areas with liquid present or where heavy duty resistance is needed


    Swimming is the fourth most-popular sport in the United States according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Like any activity involving water, slip and fall accidents are bound to happen. In fact, over 39,500 people annually will seek hospital emergency room care for injuries involving below-ground pools and about 10,000 will need treatment for injuries related to above-ground pools according to the United States Consumer Product and Safety Commission. By limiting the dangers and hazards around pool areas, we can significantly work to prevent pool injuries from slips and falls. You can start by reviewing your pool and applying our tips to help prevent accidents from occurring.

    Tips to Prevent Pool Slip and Fall Accidents:

    • Start by checking the deck of the pool because it is the most common place for a slip and fall to occur. Often made of concrete, it can create a slip-n-slide effect if not monitored properly. Put proper safety signs in place and work to keep the pool deck dry. This can be easier said than done during busy times, but by making sure to review your horizontal depth markers on the pool deck it can help. They should be slip-resistant to be in accordance with the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code. Also, make sure the pool deck is slip-resistant at minimum within 4 feet of the pool according to 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code.
    • Slide platforms and diving boards should have slip-resistant walking equipment. If steps are being used to access either of these, then the steps should be self-draining, with corrosion resistant stairs and ladders and slip-resistant stair treads.
      Steps and ladders should be continually reviewed to make sure they have a slip-proof surface that is working well.
    These are just a few places that commonly see slip and fall accidents. The quality of one’s life can be greatly impacted by taking a spill and falling in just the wrong way. By doing your part to work on fall prevention, it can mean the difference between life and death for yourself or someone else. By using our tips and working to put a program in place to plan to protect patrons and employees, you will be doing your part to prevent falls. A slip and fall safety program doesn’t have to be complex, but can make all the difference. By changing some daily habits, making some simple (usually inexpensive) changes, and continually assessing areas you can help to reduce slip and fall accidents. What other places do you commonly see slip and fall accidents occur? What additional tips would you offer up? If you have questions regarding non-slip adhesives, stair treads or other non-slip films contact our team of experts at Jessup Manufacturing to help walk you through the best options to fit your location.
  5. What is the Running Man Exit Sign and Where is It Used?
    What is the Running Man Exit Sign and Where is It Used?
    We're all aware of the classic American emergency exit sign. The one that has been around since 1911 and spells out the word "EXIT" in bright red lettering. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) went on to create criteria for emergency-exit signage, taking into consideration various contrast levels and evaluating different lettering sizes, eventually publishing the standards adopted by state and local governments across the states. We see these bright signs hovering over doors and corridors within America's buildings, directing us to safety. But what about the rest of the world? Internationally, many countries have adopted some version of the ISO standard, a symbol deemed the "Running Man exit sign". Should your building consider implementing the Running Man exit signs? First, a brief history of exit signs is needed in order to understand how they have evolved and where we are at today. In the United States, it all started in 1911. A huge fire in a downtown Manhattan garment factory killed 146 workers, which sparked NFPA to act on creating a way to get people out of buildings quicker. Thus, the American EXIT sign was born. Early exit signs were made of either metal and lit by a nearby incandescent light bulb or having a white glass cover with "EXIT" written in red, placed directly in front of a single-bulb light fixture. However, in the case of a fire, the power to these lights often failed or were barely visible, rendering them useless for their important job. This evolved to adding red-tinted globes in the emergency exit signs to allow for better visibility. Through the years better emergency EXIT signs have been developed and today we have several options on the market. These include the most popular photoluminescent emergency exit signs and LED emergency exit signs. Jessup Manufacturing's Glo Brite® emergency exit signs are engineered with photoluminescent material which allows them to absorb and store LED, fluorescent, metal halide or mercury vapor light. Photoluminescent exit signs require no electricity and no maintenance.

    But what about the green-lit pictogram Running Man exit sign?

    While the bright red EXIT signs were being implemented all over America, the little green lit Running Man exit sign was being developed by a Japanese pictogram designer named Yukio Oto in the late 1970's. He states that his goal in creating the sign was to communicate to people to "run slowly." The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) was ready to adopt a Soviet Union pictogram, but after hearing about the extensive testing Ota put this sign through, ISO decided to take it into consideration. Ota's sign eventually won out and was adopted for international use in 1985. Ota's design of the Running Man exit sign is argued to have a couple key advantages over the red EXIT signs:
    • It's green. Red is often the international color meaning danger or don't touch. Green, on the other hand, is a color of safety and means go all over the world.
    • It's a pictogram. It's a universal language with no barriers. Visitors speaking any language are able to understand what a person running through a door in a specific direction means.
    Agree or disagree with these statements, they stand at the center of the great emergency exit sign debate that has been brewing for 30+ years now. Throughout the world, exit signs follow ISO standards and use the green pictogram of a figure running and an arrow in the direction of the exit. These signs may also have words in the local language indicating an exit. For these reasons, many countries now use some version of this ISO standard created by Ota.

    Australia Makes the Switch to the Running Man Exit Sign

    After many European countries, Japan, and others moved away from the EXIT sign, Australia decided to follow suite in 2005. The National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia) shifted away from the word ˜EXIT" to the universal pictograph through the introduction of Australian Standard 2293, 'Emergency escape lighting and exit signs for buildings.' This update brought Australia into line with the international standards outlined in ISO3864-1.

    Canada Also Moves to the Running Man Exit Sign

    In 2010, Canada's National Building Code (NBC) made the change to the Running Man exit sign stating that red and white EXIT or UT” signs needed to be replaced by a sign of a white or green man running towards the emergency exit. The change is largely being driven by the country's changing demographics and reflects a desire to help those who don't speak English or French, according to Phil Rizcallah, director of the National Research Council's building regulations group. The Ontario government now requires every new building or major building renovation undertaken since Jan. 1, 2014 to include these new emergency exit signs. By implementing the green Running Man emergency exit sign, they believe it will be easier for those visiting or immigrants of the country to understand where to go in case of an emergency. They also include that the signs may also be photoluminescent, which allows them to give off their light without the need for electricity.

    Benefits of the Running Man Exit Sign

    We briefly mentioned earlier a few potential advantages of the Running Man exit sign. Advocates of the Running Man emergency exit signs debate those and other reasons why they are superior to regular EXIT signs.
    • No matter where it is installed, the Running Man exit sign can be configured to your emergency exit location. The sign can be purchased depicting a Running Man going left (←), right (→) or here (↓). And unlike conventional EXIT signs, the Running Man will never have arrows in two different directions, making it crystal clear on where the quickest path to exit is.
    • Green is a more sensible color then red when it comes to emergency exit signs. The NFPA does acknowledge this point and it is important to note they never mandated the EXIT signs be in red, simply that a contrast exists between the text and the background. Green is thought to mean go and safety, while many state that red indicates stop or harm.
    • It has been argued that the Running Man exit signs are more visible than regular EXIT signs due to the use of imagery and color.

    Should Your Building Use the Running Man Exit Sign?

    While the NFPA has no plans to substitute the classic American emergency EXIT sign anytime soon, you can't deny the Running Man's widespread appeal. Many large municipalities, as well as international companies within the United States, have begun to add the ISO Running Man exit signs to better communicate safe exits for international visitors in their buildings. NFPA states they have considered the change on several occasions and although they don't object to the Running Man emergency exit sign and the green color, they see no reason to make a mandated change. In fact, NFPA even includes Ota's ISO Running Man within the group of auxiliary symbols that their members may use and also allows the use of pictograms in tandem with the "EXIT" text, where local jurisdictions allow. However, NFPA says they have no current plans to eliminate the classic "EXIT" sign, which they state works perfectly fine stateside. Still, you will notice more green lit "EXIT" signs are popping up throughout the United States (although red is still the predominant color of choice). Even more, in 2006 New York City amended its fire code to mandate that high-rises include the ISO Running Man pictogram sign on fire doors on each floor. There is no denying that exit signs play an important role in keeping people across the world safe. Since the Running Man exit sign is not subject to any language barrier, this universal symbol is a smart choice when it comes to optimizing fire safety procedures within a building. As a leader in fire prevention, Jessup Manufacturing is proud to offer a wide range of emergency exit sign options for your facility, including various Running Man exit signs.      

The Remarkable World of Anti-Slip Tapes by Jessup Manufacturing


Welcome to the world of safety where Jessup Manufacturing shines as a trusted innovator. We've mastered the art of helping you stay sure-footed with our Anti-Slip Tapes. In this journey through our domain, let's explore the importance of these remarkable safety products and adhesive wonders that make our daily lives safer.


Getting to Know Anti-Slip Tapes


Anti-Slip Tapes, often called non-slip or non-skid tapes, are the unsung heroes of safety. They're the ones responsible for keeping us from slipping and falling on various surfaces. Jessup Manufacturing, a pioneer in this field, has taken safety to new heights by making it not only effective but also environmentally conscious.


A Spectrum of Safety, Centered on Green


When we think of safety, bright reds and warning yellows might come to mind, but Jessup Manufacturing proudly wears the color green as a symbol of safety. The iconic green hue of our Anti-Slip Tapes isn't just a color choice; it's a promise to keep us safe in our daily routines.


Versatility that Knows No Bounds


One remarkable aspect of Jessup's Anti-Slip Tapes is their versatility. These adhesive wonders seamlessly fit into different environments and serve a multitude of purposes:


·         Industrial Marvels: In the world of factories and warehouses, where heavy machinery and slippery floors are everyday challenges, Jessup's Anti-Slip Tapes provide the stability needed to prevent accidents and ensure worker safety.

·         Commercial Oasis: From shopping malls and hotels to restaurants and public spaces bustling with activity, foot traffic can be a challenge. Jessup's Anti-Slip Tapes play a crucial role in keeping patrons and employees safe.

·         Home Sweet Home: Safety extends beyond workplaces. In homes, these tapes find their place in bathrooms, kitchens, outdoor areas, and staircases, acting as silent guardians against slips and trips.


A Green Legacy of Eco-Friendly Safety


Beyond the surface, Jessup Manufacturing is deeply committed to eco-friendly safety products. Our Anti-Slip Tapes aren't just effective; they're environmentally responsible. Crafted using sustainable materials, they reduce their environmental impact and carbon footprint. It's a testament to Jessup's dedication to protecting both people and the planet.

Let's talk about what makes Jessup's Anti-Slip Tapes truly special – their adhesive technology. It's like the secret sauce that makes them stand out from the rest:

·         Unwavering Grip: Imagine a friendship that's solid as a rock. Well, that's what the adhesive backing of our tapes does. It forms an unbreakable bond with surfaces, making sure the tape stays firmly in place, even when it's put to the test with heavy use.

·         Weather Warrior: These tapes are like the action heroes of the adhesive world. They can handle extreme weather conditions, from scorching summers to freezing winters, which means they're your go-to choice whether you're using them indoors or braving the elements outdoors.

·         Easy-Peasy Application: You know those DIY projects that make you break a sweat? Installing Anti-Slip Tapes isn't one of them. It's as simple as peeling off the backing and applying them to your desired surface. No need for a toolbox or calling in the professionals.

Let's explore the essence of Jessup Manufacturing's mission – our dedicated commitment to advancing safety, one step at a time. Our Anti-Slip Tapes aren't your typical items; consider them as your ever-watchful guardians, perpetually attentive to your well-being. They are expertly fashioned to halt accidents in their tracks and safeguard lives. When you choose to embrace these environmentally mindful safety champions, you're taking an active step toward nurturing a protected environment for yourself and those around you.

To wrap it up, Jessup Manufacturing's Anti-Slip Tapes are more than ordinary adhesive tapes; they epitomize safety, reliability, and a profound dedication to environmental consciousness. Their adaptability, eco-friendly principles, and steadfast adhesion make them an essential part of various settings, whether in industry, commerce, or the comfort of your own home.

So, the next time you take a step, do so with confidence, knowing that Jessup's Anti-Slip Tapes have your back, ensuring your journey remains secure and safe – step by step. It's like walking on a green path to safety, where trust and peace of mind accompany each stride.

2023-09-27 09:50:29

Warehouse Fire Safety

Best Practices for Preventing Accidents and Minimizing Damage


Warehouse fires can have devastating consequences, causing significant property damage and posing a threat to the safety of workers and nearby communities. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 1,210 warehouse fires each year, resulting in an average of $155 million in direct property damage. Moreover, these fires can also result in injuries or even fatalities, with an average of three deaths and 31 injuries occurring each year.


Preventing warehouse fires requires a comprehensive approach that involves implementing best practices and procedures aimed at reducing the risk of fire incidents. 

Fire Suppression and Detection Systems
Installing appropriate fire suppression and detection systems is one of the most critical steps in preventing warehouse fires. These systems include automatic sprinklers, fire alarms, smoke detectors, and other measures designed to detect and suppress fires before they can spread. In the event of a fire, these systems can help limit the damage and give employees time to evacuate safely.


According to the NFPA, warehouses that are equipped with automatic sprinklers experience a 60% lower rate of injuries, a 60% lower rate of property damage, and an 85% lower rate of firefighter injuries compared to those without sprinklers. Furthermore, the cost of installing a sprinkler system is often much lower than the cost of repairing the damage caused by a fire. Thus, the investment in fire suppression and detection systems is not only a critical safety measure but also a cost-effective decision for warehouse operators.


It's also important to note that simply installing these systems is not enough. They must be regularly tested, inspected, and maintained to ensure that they are in good working order. Warehouse operators should have a schedule in place for inspecting and testing their fire suppression and detection systems, as well as a plan for addressing any issues that arise during these inspections.

Emergency Exit Signs and Egress Systems
In the event of a fire, employees must be able to quickly and safely evacuate the building. Emergency egress systems and exit signs provide the necessary guidance and information to enable workers to find the nearest exit and escape the building in an orderly and timely manner.


Emergency egress systems typically include exit routes, emergency lighting, and exit signs. Exit routes should be clearly marked and free of obstructions, and emergency lighting should be installed to ensure that exit routes are visible even in the event of a power outage. Exit signs are essential for identifying the location of emergency exits and helping workers to navigate through unfamiliar areas of the warehouse.


It's important to note that emergency egress systems and emergency exit signs are not a "set it and forget it" solution. These systems must be regularly tested, inspected, and maintained to ensure that they are in good working order. Warehouse operators should have a plan in place for testing emergency lighting and exit signs, as well as for addressing any issues that arise during these inspections.

Employee Training
Effective employee training is a crucial element of warehouse fire safety. Employees must be trained on how to identify and respond to potential fire hazards in the workplace. This training should include an understanding of the risks associated with different types of products and materials, as well as the proper handling and storage procedures for these materials.


Proper storage and handling procedures are particularly important for hazardous materials such as flammable liquids or gases. These materials must be kept away from ignition sources and stored in appropriate containers to minimize the risk of fire. Employees should be trained on how to safely handle and store these materials, including how to properly label containers and dispose of any waste materials.


In addition to training on the handling and storage of hazardous materials, employees should also be trained on the importance of keeping aisles and exits clear. Cluttered aisles and blocked exits can impede evacuation in the event of a fire, so it's crucial that employees understand the importance of keeping these areas clear.


Emergency evacuation procedures must be thoroughly communicated to all employees. This includes identifying the location of emergency exits, explaining the different types of alarms, and outlining the steps to take in the event of a fire. Regular drills and simulations can help ensure that employees are familiar with these procedures and can respond quickly and effectively in an emergency.

Proactive Prevention
Preventing warehouse fires requires a proactive approach that involves implementing best practices for fire prevention, detection, and response. This includes installing fire suppression and detection systems, providing employee training on fire safety, conducting regular inspections and maintenance, and understanding the risks associated with different materials. 


By following these guidelines and taking a comprehensive approach to warehouse fire safety, businesses can help protect their employees, property, and communities from the devastating impact of fires.


If your warehouse needs updated emergency exit signs or egress systems, contact the experts at Jessup Manufacturing. Visit their website to learn more and shop today.



2023-08-10 06:15:26

Training Employees on Bathroom Safety

Reducing Liability and Protecting Customers


As a business owner or manager, you have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure the safety of your employees and customers. One area that can often be overlooked is bathroom safety. 


According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of injury in public places, and the bathroom is one of the most hazardous areas. In this article, we will discuss the importance of training employees on bathroom safety and explore various measures that can be taken to reduce liability and protect customers. We will also focus on anti-slip products such as anti-slip shower mats and bath mats and their role in preventing slip and fall accidents in the bathroom.

Training Employees on Bathroom Safety
The first step in reducing the risk of bathroom accidents is to train your employees on bathroom safety. This training should cover a variety of topics, including:

Slip and Fall Prevention: Slips and falls are one of the most common types of accidents that occur in bathrooms. To prevent these accidents, employees should be trained on how to identify and clean up wet or slippery floors promptly. They should also be reminded to use caution when entering or exiting the bathroom and to avoid running or walking too quickly on wet surfaces.
Chemical Safety: Many cleaning products used in bathrooms can be hazardous if not used correctly. Employees should be trained on the proper use of cleaning chemicals, including how to read and follow instructions on the labels, how to properly dilute solutions, and how to avoid mixing chemicals that can create harmful fumes.
Electrical Safety: Bathrooms often have electrical outlets and appliances such as hair dryers and electric razors. Employees should be trained on how to use these appliances safely and to avoid using them near water or other liquids.
Emergency Procedures: In the event of an emergency such as a fire or medical emergency, employees should be trained on the proper procedures to follow, including how to contact emergency services and how to safely evacuate the building.
Accessibility: Bathrooms should be accessible to all employees and customers, including those with disabilities. Employees should be trained on how to identify and report any accessibility issues such as broken handrails or uneven flooring.
Anti-Slip Products in the Bathroom
In addition to training employees on bathroom safety, another effective way to reduce the risk of bathroom accidents is to use anti-slip products. These products can provide an additional layer of protection and help prevent slips and falls in wet or slippery conditions. Here are a few examples of anti-slip products that can be used in bathrooms:

Anti-Slip Shower Mats
Shower mats are an easy and affordable way to add extra traction to the shower or bathtub floor. Anti-slip shower mats come in various sizes and materials, including rubber, vinyl, and foam. They can be easily removed and cleaned, and some anti-slip shower mats are even machine washable.

Bath Mats
Bath mats are similar to shower mats but are designed for use outside the shower or bathtub. They can be placed on the bathroom floor to provide extra traction when getting in and out of the shower or bathtub. Bath mats come in various sizes and materials, including microfiber, memory foam, and cotton.

Anti-Slip Coatings
Anti-slip coatings can be applied to the bathroom floor or other surfaces to create a non-slip surface. These coatings are typically epoxy-based and can be applied to tile, concrete, or other hard surfaces. They can be clear or colored and provide a durable and long-lasting solution to slip and fall hazards.

Handrails are an essential safety feature in bathrooms, especially for those with mobility issues or disabilities. Handrails can be installed in showers, bathtubs, and near toilets to provide additional support and stability.

Reduce Liability and Protect Customers
While training employees can go a long way in providing a safer bathroom, using anti-slip products also offers a host of benefits. 

●     Reduced Risk of Accidents: This is particularly important for individuals with mobility issues or disabilities who may be more prone to accidents.

●     Increased Safety for Employees and Customers: These products can help reduce the risk of liability claims against your business and protect your reputation.

●     Cost-Effective Solution: Anti-slip products are affordable and easy to install, making them an accessible solution for businesses of all sizes.

●     Easy to Clean and Maintain: Many anti-slip products are easy to clean and maintain, which can save time and effort for employees responsible for bathroom upkeep. For example, shower mats and bath mats can be easily removed and washed, while anti-slip coatings can be cleaned using standard cleaning products.

●     Versatile: Anti-slip products can be used in a variety of bathroom settings. For example, shower mats and bath mats can be used in showers, bathtubs, and on bathroom floors, while anti-slip coatings can be applied to a variety of surfaces including tile, concrete, and wood.

●     Durable: Designed to be durable and long-lasting, anti-slip products can provide protection against slips and falls for years to come. This can provide peace of mind for business owners who want to ensure the safety of their employees and customers.

Make Your Bathrooms Safer
Bathrooms can be hazardous places, especially when they are wet or slippery. Accidents that occur in the bathroom can result in serious injuries and lead to liability claims against your business. That's why it's important to train your employees on bathroom safety and take steps to reduce liability and protect your customers.


Jessup Manufacturing has been a leader in adhesive products for decades, offering businesses a solution to provide high-quality and easy to install added traction in bathrooms. If you are looking to anti-slip shower mats, bath mats, or treads shop the wide selection at

2023-08-09 09:32:03

The Risks of Power Outages in Buildings

Protecting Occupants and Property Effectively



Power outages can occur at any time, in any building, and pose significant risks to the safety of occupants and property. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2014-2018, an average of 8,210 structure fires occurred annually in the US due to power outages, resulting in 30 deaths, 155 injuries, and $218 million in property damage. 


It's essential to have adequate measures in place to protect occupants and property during power outages. Power outages can occur due to various reasons, including severe weather conditions, equipment failure, and human error. When the power goes out in a building, occupants can be exposed to various risks, such as darkness, fire hazards, and trapped elevators. In addition, property damage can occur due to the failure of essential systems, such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration systems.


One of the most significant risks during power outages is the lack of visibility, especially in large buildings with numerous occupants. The darkness can create confusion and panic, making it challenging to evacuate the building safely. To address this issue, the use of glow-in-the-dark egress safety systems and glow-in-the-dark exit signs can be effective.

Glow-in-the-Dark Egress Safety Systems
Glow-in-the-dark egress safety systems are designed to provide guidance and direction to occupants during power outages. These systems use photoluminescent materials that absorb and store light energy from artificial or natural light sources and release it in the form of a visible glow in the dark. This means that in the event of a power outage, the egress safety systems will continue to emit light, providing occupants with visible guidance and direction to exit points.


Glow-in-the-dark egress safety systems are available in various forms, including floor markings, stair nosings, handrails, and door hardware. These systems are durable, non-toxic, and require minimal maintenance. They are also cost-effective and can be easily installed in new or existing buildings.

Glow-in-the-Dark Exit Signs
Glow-in-the-dark exit signs are another essential component of an effective power outage plan. These signs are designed to guide occupants to exit points during power outages when regular exit signs may not be visible. Like egress safety systems, glow-in-the-dark exit signs use photoluminescent materials that emit light in the dark.


According to the NFPA, all exit signs must be visible and clearly marked, and the exit path must 

be illuminated to a level of at least one foot-candle (10.8 lux) at the floor level. Glow-in-the-dark exit signs can provide the necessary visibility during power outages to meet these requirements.


It's important to note that not all exit signs are created equal. In addition to the photoluminescent materials, the quality of the sign's construction can also impact its effectiveness. Therefore, it's essential to choose high-quality, code-compliant exit signs that will provide the necessary visibility during power outages.

Protect Occupants and Property
In addition to glow-in-the-dark egress safety systems and glow-in-the-dark exit signs, several other measures can be implemented to protect occupants and property during power outages. 

Emergency Power Systems
Emergency power systems, such as generators and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), can provide backup power to essential systems, such as lighting, fire alarms, and security systems. These systems can ensure that the building remains operational and safe during a power outage. It is important to regularly test and maintain these systems to ensure they are in good working order when needed.

Emergency Lighting
Emergency lighting systems can help guide occupants to safety during a power outage. These systems are designed to provide sufficient illumination in the event of a power failure, allowing occupants to safely exit the building. 


In addition to traditional backup lighting systems, some buildings may also use photoluminescent exit signs and egress path markings. These glow-in-the-dark safety systems can provide a reliable source of illumination during a power outage and do not require electricity to operate.

Communication Systems
During a power outage, communication systems may also be affected. It is important to have backup communication systems, such as two-way radios or satellite phones, to ensure that building occupants and emergency personnel can communicate effectively. Emergency notification systems, such as mass notification systems or emergency broadcasting systems, can be used to alert occupants of the situation and provide guidance on what to do next.

Security Measures
Power outages can also compromise building security, leaving occupants and property vulnerable to theft or other crimes. It is important to have backup security systems in place, such as battery-powered security cameras or security personnel, to ensure that the building remains secure during a power outage.

Prepare Your Building
Power outages can pose significant risks to both occupants and property in buildings. From causing fires to creating dangerous conditions during emergency evacuations, power outages can have serious consequences. However, with the right planning, preparation, and technology, building owners and managers can protect their occupants and property effectively, even in the event of a power outage.


If you are looking for certified and high-quality UL-924 listed glow-in-the-dark egress and exit signage, shop the wide selection at Jessup Manufacturing. 

2023-08-09 09:22:40

The Cost of Slip and Fall Accidents

Why Investing in Anti-Slip Tapes is a Smart Choice


Slip and fall accidents are a significant concern for businesses and homeowners alike. Not only can these accidents lead to serious injuries, but they can also result in costly lawsuits and damage to a business's reputation. In fact, slip and fall accidents are among the leading causes of workplace injuries and are estimated to cost businesses billions of dollars each year. 

The Cost of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can result in a range of injuries, from minor bruises and sprains to more serious injuries such as broken bones and head trauma. In some cases, slip and fall accidents can even be fatal. These accidents can occur anywhere, but are especially common in workplaces such as factories, warehouses, and retail stores, where wet or oily surfaces, uneven floors, and other hazards can increase the risk of slips and falls.


According to the National Safety Council, slip and fall accidents are among the most common workplace injuries, accounting for nearly 20% of all job-related injuries. These accidents can be costly for businesses, resulting in lost productivity, increased workers' compensation costs, and potential lawsuits. In fact, the National Floor Safety Institute estimates that slip and fall accidents cost businesses $70 billion each year in the United States alone.


Slip and fall accidents can also be costly for homeowners. In addition to the potential for serious injuries, slip and fall accidents can result in damage to property, as well as liability for medical expenses and legal fees. Homeowners can also face increased insurance premiums and potential lawsuits if a slip and fall accident occurs on their property.

Investing in Anti-Slip Tapes
Investing in anti-slip tapes is a smart choice for businesses and property owners who want to prevent slip and fall accidents and reduce associated costs. Slip and fall accidents can be costly in many different ways, but businesses and property owners can prevent slip and fall accidents before they occur, saving themselves money and protecting occupants along with their reputation.

Cost effective
Compared to other slip prevention solutions, such as floor treatments or specialized footwear, tapes are relatively inexpensive to purchase and install. Available in a variety of materials and designs, including textured surfaces, abrasive particles, and glow-in-the-dark properties means that they can be used on a wide range of surfaces, including stairs, ramps, walkways, and other areas where slip hazards may exist.

Easy to use
Another advantage is that they are easy to install and remove. To install, all you need to do is clean the surface where the tape will be applied and then simply peel and stick the tape onto the surface. Most tapes are designed with a strong adhesive backing that ensures a secure hold on the surface. Because they are easy to remove, they can be quickly and easily adapted to changing slip prevention needs.

These tapes are made with high-quality materials that can resist wear and tear, and many are designed with a textured surface that helps to provide a better grip for people walking on the surface. This means that businesses and property owners can invest with confidence, knowing that they will provide reliable slip prevention for many years to come.

Anti-slip tapes can be used in a wide range of settings, from commercial and industrial facilities to public spaces and homes. For example, businesses can use them on factory floors, loading docks, and other areas where slips and falls are common. Public spaces such as parks, playgrounds, and swimming pools can also benefit from the use of them to prevent accidents and protect visitors. And homeowners can use tapes on stairs, decks, and other areas where slips and falls are a risk.

Shop High-Quality Anti-Slip Tapes
Slip and fall accidents can result in expensive lawsuits, and businesses and property owners who are found to be negligent in preventing these accidents can be held liable for damages. By investing in anti-slip tapes, businesses and property owners can demonstrate that they have taken reasonable steps to prevent slip and fall accidents and reduce their liability risks.


Shop the leader in adhesive solutions, Jessup Manufacturing, to find an anti-slip tape that fits your unique requirements.



2023-08-08 07:35:46

How to Choose the Right Anti-Slip Tape for Your Business

Top Factors to Consider 


Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common accidents that occur in the workplace. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that slips, trips, and falls account for 15% of all accidental deaths in the workplace. 


Anti-slip tapes are a cost-effective solution to prevent such accidents and promote safety in the workplace. However, with so many anti-slip tapes on the market, it can be challenging to choose the right one for your business. In this article, we'll discuss the top factors to consider when choosing an anti-slip tape.

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing an anti-slip tape is the material. Anti-slip tapes are typically made from three main materials: vinyl, rubber, and abrasive grit. Each material has its own unique properties that make it suitable for different environments and applications.

Vinyl is a popular choice for indoor applications because it is easy to clean and maintain. It is also resistant to most chemicals, oils, and water, making it ideal for use in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas where spills are common.

Rubber is a durable material that can withstand heavy traffic and harsh weather conditions. It is ideal for outdoor applications, such as stairs, ramps, and walkways.

Abrasive grit
Abrasive grit is a rough, sandpaper-like material that provides maximum slip resistance. It is ideal for use in high-traffic areas, such as industrial settings and construction sites.


The texture of anti-slip tapes plays a crucial role in their effectiveness. Most anti-slip tapes feature a surface texture that is rough or coarse, providing maximum grip even in wet or slippery conditions. The texture may be achieved through various means, such as embossing, grinding, or coating the tape with a gritty material. Some anti-slip tapes may also feature a pattern or design to enhance their visibility or add to their aesthetic appeal. When selecting an anti-slip tape, it is important to consider the texture and other features to ensure it is suitable for the specific environment and application.


Anti-slip tapes come in different textures, including fine, medium, and coarse. Fine texture is ideal for areas with light to medium traffic, such as residential areas and offices. Medium texture is suitable for areas with moderate traffic, such as retail stores and schools and coarse texture provides maximum slip resistance and is ideal for high-traffic areas, such as industrial settings and construction sites.

The adhesive should be strong enough to hold the tape in place, but not so strong that it damages the surface when removed. Some anti-slip tapes come with a permanent adhesive, while others have a removable adhesive.

●     Permanent adhesive is suitable for long-term applications, such as on stairs and walkways.

●     Removable adhesive is ideal for temporary applications, such as on floors and carpets.

The color can affect the tape's visibility and its ability to blend in with the surrounding environment. Anti-slip tapes come in a variety of colors, including black, yellow, and clear.


●     Black is a popular color for anti-slip tapes because it is highly visible and contrasts well with most surfaces. You will often use black anti-slip tape on boat docks, skateboards, or outdoor patios.

●     Yellow is also a highly visible color that is ideal for areas with low lighting or poor visibility. This is a common color to use in warehouses or where changes in elevation occur in order to call attention to areas.

●     Clear anti slip tape is ideal for areas where aesthetics are important, such as on tile or hardwood floors. Over the years clear anti slip tape has become a popular choice for residential and businesses alike to maintain the appearance of the floor while providing added traction.

Look for anti-slip tapes that are certified by independent safety organizations, such as the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI). Certification ensures that the tape meets safety standards and provides reliable slip resistance.

High Quality Anti-Slip Treads and Tapes
Choosing the right anti-slip product for your business is crucial in preventing slip and fall accidents. By taking the above factors into consideration, you can select an anti-slip product that provides reliable slip resistance and promotes safety in your business.


If you're in the market for high-quality anti-slip tapes, including clear anti slip tape, shop the wide variety at Jessup Manufacturing. With over 65 years of experience, Jessup Manufacturing is a trusted provider of safety solutions for various industries.


2023-08-08 07:03:22

Fire Extinguishers 101

Choosing and Maintaining the Right Extinguishers for Your Building


Fires are a serious risk in any building, and having the right fire extinguishers can make all the difference in preventing a small fire from turning into a devastating disaster. However, not all fire extinguishers are created equal, and it's essential to choose the right type for your building and maintain them properly to ensure they are in good working order in the event of an emergency. 


In this article, we'll cover the basics of fire extinguishers, including the different types, how to choose the right one for your building, proper maintenance, and signage. 

Types of Fire Extinguishers
There are several types of fire extinguishers, each designed to tackle different types of fires. Depending on what products and services are being offered in your building you might require one or a mix of classes. 

Class A
Wood, paper, cloth, and other ordinary combustibles can be extinguished with these extinguishers.

Class B
Extinguishers like these are designed to put out fires caused by flammable liquids, such as gasoline, oil, and paint.

Class C
Electrical equipment fires, such as those caused by computers and appliances, are put out by these extinguishers.

Class D
Fires caused by flammable metals, such as magnesium and titanium, can be extinguished with these extinguishers.

Class K
These extinguishers are designed to put out fires caused by cooking oils and fats.

Choosing the Right Extinguishers for Your Building
To choose the right fire extinguishers for your building, you need to consider several factors, including the type of fire risk, the size of the building, and the number of floors. In general, it's a good idea to have at least one fire extinguisher on each floor of the building and near any potential fire hazards, such as kitchens and electrical equipment.


It's also essential to consider the size of the fire extinguisher. Larger extinguishers are better for larger fires, but they may be too heavy or bulky for some users to handle. Smaller extinguishers may be more manageable but may not be powerful enough to put out larger fires. You should also consider the type of extinguisher based on the potential fire risks in your building.

Maintenance of Fire Extinguishers
Once you have the right fire extinguishers for your building, it's essential to maintain them properly to ensure they are in good working order in the event of a fire. Some key maintenance tips include:

Regular Inspections: Fire extinguishers should be inspected monthly to ensure they are in good working order. This includes checking the pressure gauge, making sure the safety pin is intact, and ensuring that the nozzle is not clogged.
Annual Maintenance: Fire extinguishers should be serviced annually by a licensed professional to ensure they are in good working order. This includes recharging the extinguisher and replacing any damaged or worn parts.
Replacement: Fire extinguishers have a limited lifespan and should be replaced every 5-15 years, depending on the type and manufacturer. You should also replace fire extinguishers that have been used, even if only partially.
Fire Extinguisher Signage
If you can’t find a fire extinguisher it is basically useless. Fire extinguisher signage should be clear and visible. This helps ensure that occupants can easily locate and access extinguishers in the event of a fire. The NFPA requires that fire extinguisher signs be placed at eye level near each extinguisher, and that the signs include information such as the type of fire the extinguisher is meant to be used on and operating instructions.


In addition to fire extinguisher signs, buildings should also have clear exit only signs to guide occupants to safety in the event of a fire. Exit only signs should be clearly visible and illuminated, and should indicate the direction of the nearest exit. It's important to regularly inspect and maintain exit signs to ensure they are functioning properly. Any damaged or malfunctioning exit only signs should be replaced immediately.


While it may seem like a small detail, proper fire extinguisher and exit only sign placement and maintenance can make a big difference in the event of a fire. By ensuring that occupants can easily locate and access extinguishers and exits, building owners and managers can help minimize damage and injuries in the event of an emergency.

Keep Your Building Safe
Fire extinguishers are a critical component of any fire safety plan, and choosing the right type and maintaining them properly can make all the difference in preventing a small fire from turning into a catastrophic disaster. By understanding the different types of fire extinguishers and how to choose and maintain them properly, you can help keep your building and its occupants safe in the event of a fire. 


Shop fire extinguisher signage and exit only signs at Jessup Manufacturing to be proactive in your building’s fire safety.


2023-08-04 06:45:50

Electrical Safety in Buildings

Understanding the Dangers of Power Outages

Electrical safety is a critical concern for anyone working or living in a building. Power outages can occur unexpectedly, and they can pose serious risks to both occupants and property. 


According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical failures or malfunctions are the second leading cause of non-confined home structure fires in the United States. In this article, we will discuss the dangers of power outages and the importance of implementing effective electrical safety measures, including the use of glow-in-the-dark exit signs and egress systems.

The Dangers of Power Outages
Power outages can be inconvenient and disruptive, but they can also pose serious dangers to individuals and buildings. When the power goes out, critical systems like lighting, heating and cooling, fire alarms, and security systems may be compromised, leaving occupants vulnerable to potential hazards.

Increase of Fires
One of the most significant risks associated with power outages is the potential for fires. When electrical equipment malfunctions or overheats due to power outages, it can quickly result in a fire that can cause severe damage to the building and its occupants. In 2019, electrical failures or malfunctions caused an estimated 45,210 home structure fires in the United States, leading to 500 deaths and $1.4 billion in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Risk of Personal Safety
In addition to the risk of fires, power outages can also pose a risk to personal safety. For example, individuals who are not able to see in the dark, such as older adults or those with vision impairments, may be at increased risk of stumbling or falling without proper lighting or egress systems. This can result in serious injuries, including broken bones, head injuries, and more.

Risk of Property Damage
Especially if essential equipment or appliances are not protected by backup systems, property damage can occur. For example, power outages can damage HVAC systems, refrigeration units, and other critical equipment, leading to costly repairs or replacements. Additionally, prolonged power outages can also lead to food spoilage, which can result in significant financial losses for businesses and individuals alike.

7 Tips and Best Practices to Improve Electrical Safety
By implementing proper electrical safety practices and fire safety protocols, building owners and managers can ensure the safety of occupants and protect their property. 

1. Conduct Regular Electrical Inspections
One of the most important steps in improving electrical safety in buildings is to conduct regular electrical inspections. Electrical systems can deteriorate over time, leading to potential hazards such as electrical shorts, overloaded circuits, and faulty wiring. 


Regular inspections can help identify and address these issues before they become a problem. Additionally, electrical inspections can help identify potential fire hazards and ensure that electrical systems are up to code and meet safety regulations.

2. Install Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) are devices that can help protect against electrical shock and electrocution. GFCIs work by shutting off power to a circuit if they detect an imbalance in the electrical current. This can help prevent serious injuries or fatalities in the event of electrical shocks. GFCIs should be installed in all wet or damp areas, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoor areas.

3. Use Surge Protectors
Surge protectors can help protect electronic equipment from power surges, which can occur during lightning strikes or other electrical disturbances. Power surges can damage or destroy electronic equipment, leading to costly repairs or replacements. Surge protectors can help mitigate this risk by regulating the flow of electrical power and protecting electronic devices from power spikes.

4. Train Employees and Occupants
Proper training of employees and occupants is crucial in improving electrical safety in buildings. Workers and occupants should be educated on potential electrical hazards, such as exposed wiring or overloaded circuits. Additionally, they should be trained on the proper use of electrical equipment and the importance of reporting any potential hazards or electrical malfunctions.

5. Install Proper Signage
Proper signage is an important component of electrical safety in buildings. Signage should indicate the location of electrical panels and circuit breakers, as well as warn against potential electrical hazards. Additionally, emergency exit signs and glow-in-the-dark egress systems can help ensure the safety of occupants during power outages or other emergencies.

6. Maintain Electrical Systems Properly
Regular maintenance of electrical systems is crucial in ensuring electrical safety in buildings. This includes ensuring that electrical equipment is properly grounded, that electrical panels and circuit breakers are in good working order, and that all electrical systems meet safety regulations and codes. Additionally, it's important to replace any outdated or faulty electrical equipment, such as electrical outlets or wiring, to prevent potential hazards.

7. Implement Glow-in-the-Dark Exit Signs and Egress Systems
Glow-in-the-dark exit signs and egress systems are critical components of electrical safety in buildings, especially during power outages. These systems are designed to provide visible guidance to occupants, even in low-light conditions.


Glow-in-the-dark exit signs are made from photoluminescent materials that absorb and store light energy from ambient sources, such as artificial lighting or natural sunlight. When the power goes out, these signs emit a bright glow, providing visible guidance to occupants as they make their way to the nearest exit.


Glow-in-the-dark egress systems, such as tape, stair nosing, and handrail markings, provide visible guidance along escape routes and stairs. These systems are also made from photoluminescent materials and provide a bright glow in the dark, even during power outages.


Implementing glow-in-the-dark exit signs and egress systems can help prevent injuries and save lives during power outages. In fact, the NFPA requires all high-rise buildings to have photoluminescent exit path markings installed along escape routes, and many other building codes and regulations are following suit.

Prepare Properly for Power Outages
Power outages can pose serious risks to occupants and property in buildings. However, by implementing effective electrical safety measures these risks can be mitigated. 


Jessup Manufacturing offers high-quality, code-compliant products that can help protect occupants and property during power outages. Contact Jessup Manufacturing today to learn more about their products and services.


2023-08-04 05:58:47

Common Causes of Fires in Buildings

Identifying and Addressing the Risks

Fires can be devastating, causing loss of property and, more importantly, lives. In the United States alone, there are over 1.3 million fires each year, resulting in approximately 3,500 deaths, 16,000 injuries, and $14.8 billion in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). 


These numbers are staggering and underline the importance of identifying and addressing the risks that can lead to fires in buildings. In this article, we will discuss some of the common causes of fires in buildings and explore innovative ways to prevent them so you can create a solid foundation for safety.

Understanding Common Causes for Building Fires
There are numerous reasons why fires can occur in buildings, ranging from electrical malfunctions to human error. Some of the most common causes include:

Electrical Issues
One of the leading causes of fires in buildings is electrical malfunctions. Faulty wiring, overloaded circuits, and outdated electrical systems are all common culprits. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical issues account for 13% of all building fires in the United States. Regular electrical inspections can help identify any potential issues before they become a fire hazard. Additionally, proper electrical installation, maintenance, and usage can significantly reduce the risk of electrical fires.

Unattended cooking is a significant risk, especially in residential buildings. According to the NFPA, cooking fires account for 49% of all residential building fires in the US. It's crucial to never leave cooking unattended and to ensure that kitchen appliances are in good working order. Additionally, building managers should establish proper fire safety protocols for cooking, including having fire extinguishers and emergency exit signs within reach.

Cigarettes, cigars, and pipes pose a high risk of fire, and smoking should be prohibited in all buildings. According to the NFPA, smoking materials are the leading cause of fire deaths in the US. Building managers should establish designated smoking areas that are away from any potential fire hazards. Additionally, smokers should be educated on proper disposal of smoking materials, including using designated ashtrays or disposing of them in water.

Heating Systems
Heating systems, including space heaters and furnaces, can also pose a fire risk. It's important to have these systems inspected regularly and to ensure that they are properly maintained and used according to the manufacturer's instructions. According to the NFPA, heating equipment is responsible for 15% of all building fires in the US. 


Building managers should establish proper safety protocols for heating systems, including maintaining a clear space around heaters, using only approved fuel sources, and having emergency exit signs and fire extinguishers readily available.

Put Fire Prevention Measures into Action
Preventing fires in buildings requires a comprehensive approach that involves identifying potential fire hazards and implementing measures to address them. Some prevention measures include:

Regular Inspections
Regular inspections of electrical systems, heating systems, and other potential fire hazards can help identify and address potential issues before they become a fire hazard. Regular inspections can also help ensure that fire suppression systems are installed and maintained properly to ensure they are in good working order.

Fire Suppression Systems
Fire suppression systems such as sprinklers and extinguishers are essential in containing and extinguishing fires before they cause significant damage. It's important to ensure that these systems are installed in the right locations and maintained properly to ensure they are in good working order. A faulty sprinkler system or an extinguisher that is not working can be catastrophic in the event of a fire, which is why regular maintenance and inspections are necessary.

Emergency Exit Signs
Required by law, these signs should be installed in all buildings, and it's important to regularly inspect and maintain them to ensure they are visible and functioning properly. 


In the event of a fire, emergency exit signs can guide occupants to safety, which can mean the difference between life and death. Therefore, it's important to ensure that the signs are visible and the paths to emergency exits are clear at all times.

Employee Training
Proper training of employees is crucial to preventing fires in buildings. Workers should be educated on potential fire hazards, proper use of fire suppression systems, and emergency evacuation procedures. 


Employees should also be trained on how to respond to fire alarms and when to evacuate the building. This training should be conducted regularly to ensure that all employees are aware of fire safety procedures.

Be Proactive, Not Reactive
Fires in buildings can have devastating consequences, but many can be prevented by identifying and addressing potential fire hazards. Regular inspections, fire suppression systems, emergency exit signs, and employee training are all crucial components of a comprehensive fire safety plan. 


It's important for building owners and occupants to take fire safety seriously and take the necessary steps to prevent fires from occurring. By doing so, we can help protect lives and property from the devastating effects of fires. Work with the experts at Jessup Manufacturing to ensure your egress safety systems and emergency exit signage is up to date and installed properly to guide occupants to safety in the event of a fire.


2023-08-03 06:39:01

Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors and Individuals with Mobility Impairments

Easy ways to improve quality of life for your loved ones


For seniors and individuals with mobility impairments, the bathroom can be one of the most dangerous places in the home. Wet and slippery surfaces, hard floors, and sharp edges can all lead to falls, injuries, and other accidents. 


But there are steps you can take to make the bathroom a safer and more comfortable place for your loved ones. Here are some bathroom safety tips to help improve their quality of life.

Anti-Slip Products in the Bathroom
One of the simplest and most effective ways to improve bathroom safety is to use anti-slip products. These products are designed to prevent slips and falls by providing a non-slip surface that reduces the risk of accidents. Here are some of the most popular anti-slip products for the bathroom:

Non Slip Bath Mats
Non slip bath mats are a great way to prevent slips and falls in the tub or shower. These mats are made of a non-slip material that provides a safe and secure surface to stand on. Non slip bath mats come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, so you can choose one that matches your bathroom decor. Some even have suction cups on the bottom to keep them securely in place.

Shower Mats
Shower mats are similar to bath mats, but they are designed specifically for use in the shower. They are also made of a non-slip material and come in a variety of sizes and colors. Some shower mats even have a textured surface to provide additional traction.

Non-Slip Coatings
Non-slip coatings can be applied to the surface of your bathtub or shower to provide a non-slip surface. These coatings are typically made of a resin or epoxy material that is applied to the surface and allowed to dry. They are durable and long-lasting, and can be a great alternative to traditional bath mats or shower mats.

Grip Bars
Grip bars are another great way to improve bathroom safety. These bars are designed to provide a secure handhold for seniors and individuals with mobility impairments. They can be installed near the shower or bathtub, or anywhere else in the bathroom where additional support is needed. Grip bars are available in a variety of sizes and styles, and can be installed easily with the right tools.

Other Tips for Improving Bathroom Safety
As we age, simple tasks like using the bathroom can become increasingly challenging. For seniors and individuals with mobility impairments, the bathroom can be a dangerous place. With a few simple modifications, the bathroom can be made safer and more accessible for your loved ones. In addition to using anti-slip products, there are other steps you can take to improve bathroom safety for your loved ones. 

Keep the Bathroom Well-Lit: A well-lit bathroom is essential for seniors and individuals with mobility impairments. Make sure the bathroom has plenty of light, both natural and artificial. Use bright bulbs in the fixtures, and consider installing additional lighting if needed.
Reduce Clutter: Clutter can be a hazard in the bathroom, especially for seniors and individuals with mobility impairments. Keep the bathroom free of unnecessary items, and make sure any essential items are stored in a safe and accessible location.
Install a Raised Toilet Seat: For individuals with mobility impairments, a raised toilet seat can make a big difference. This type of seat raises the height of the toilet, making it easier to use for those with limited mobility.
Consider a Walk-In Tub: Walk-in tubs are designed for individuals with mobility impairments. They have a door that opens and closes, allowing the user to step into the tub without having to climb over the side. Walk-in tubs can be a great option for seniors and individuals with mobility impairments who want to enjoy a relaxing bath without the risk of falls.
Consider a handheld showerhead: A handheld showerhead can make it easier to reach all areas of the body while showering. This can be especially helpful for individuals with mobility impairments or limited range of motion.
Install an emergency response system: Consider installing an emergency response system in the bathroom or within easy reach. This can provide peace of mind and quick access to help in the event of an emergency.
Shop Anti-Slip Products
Jessup Manufacturing has partnered with nursing homes, hospitals, and those wanting to age-in-place within their current home for decades to provide high-quality anti-slip solutions. From non slip bath mats to clear stair treads, browse our website for a wide selection of certified anti-slip solutions.

2023-08-03 06:03:06

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