Be proactive about preventing slips and trips.

3M™ Safety-Walk™ Slip-Resistant Tapes and Treads are designed to provide traction on slippery surfaces where slips and trips can occur.


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How often does an employee or guest suffer a fall in your facility? According to the National Safety Council, over 17 slips, trips and falls happen every minute in the United States. Most of those accidents go unreported, which means it can be challenging to get a full understanding of floor safety. Using 3M™ Safety-Walk™ Slip-Resistant Tapes and Treads can help reduce potentially unsafe floor conditions, protecting your guests, your pocketbook and your reputation!

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Prevent slips and trips in your environment.

Think 3M™ Safety-Walk™ Slip-Resistant Tapes and Treads are only used on stairs? Regardless of industry or application, slips can happen almost anywhere. Take a look below to see how you can start making your environment a safer one for your valuable guests, customers and employees!

  • Healthcare

    You care about your patients' and employees' safety, and keeping floors safer goes beyond responding to falls once they've already happened. Use our treads in these areas to help prevent accidents before they occur:

    • Patient Rooms
    • Bathrooms / Showers
    • Therapy Areas & Equipment
    • Ramps / Stairs
    • Loading Dock
  • Education

    Schools need to pay special attention to floor safety risks. Using treads in these common sites for accidents helps reduce their chances and keep students and teachers safer:

    • Bathrooms
    • Ramps & Stairs
    • Cafeteria Kitchen
    • Sporting Venues
    • Showers/Locker Rooms
    • Pool Areas
  • Retail

    In retail, areas where water, food or other potentially slippery substances may be present takes extra vigilance for slip hazards. Our treads can help.

    • Bathrooms
    • Produce/Deli
    • Cafe/Restaurant
    • Drink Stations
    • Stairwells & Ramps
    • Loading Docks
  • Hospitality & Entertainment
    Hospitality and Entertainment

    Heavy foot traffic in entertainment venues means risk of falls may be higher. These will be different depending on the type of building you operate but our treads can help you be proactive about reducing risk when used in these areas and more:

    • Stairwells / Stadium Stairs
    • Concessions
    • Accessible Areas
    • Public Restrooms
    • Guest Room Showers
    • Pool Areas
  • Food Service
    Food Service

    Kitchens and food service areas are common sites for slips, trips and falls among guests and employees alike. Using our treads in these places can help reduce the risk:

    • Drink Stations
    • Walk-in Freezers
    • Kitchen Floors
    • Dishwashing Area
    • Restrooms
    • Exterior Ramps/Stairs
  • Sports and Leisure
    Sports and Leisure

    Pools and other water recreation areas are a lot of fun for guests, but all that water can make floors slippery. Using our treads can help improve safety for:

    • Hot Tub Stairs
    • Diving Boards
    • Locker Room Floors
    • Exercise Equipment
    • Saunas
    • Personal Watercrafts
  • Industrial

    Slips, trips and falls are among the most common workplace injuries and account for hours of lost time and costly compensation. Help protect your employees by installing treads in:

    • Aerospace Manufacturing
    • Scaffolding
    • Shop floors
    • Warehouse / Loading Dock
    • Equipment Grips
    • Catwalk / Platform
    • Ladders / Stairs
  • OEM

    Safety is always top of mind for customers in all industries, and preventing falls is a big part of running safe operations. Treads can help make users safer when used in manufacturing:

    • Golf Carts/ATVs
    • Farm Equipment
    • Trains/Planes
    • Naval Ships
    • Emergency Vehicles
    • Ladders
    • Boats

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