Winter Is Here: Top 3 Reasons to Have High-Quality Mats

Having proper mats is important all year round. But it’s especially important in the winter when slips, trips, and falls skyrocket. It’s also surprising to note that 70 percent of these falls are on level ground. If you’re going to get mats for your business premises, then get good ones. High-quality mats look better, last […]

Tis the Season for Slips and Falls

Slips and Falls

Santa Claus is coming to town. And along with his gifts and his sleigh, expect tons of ice, sleet, snow, slush, and freezing rain. Believe it or not, in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the US, there were “42,480 workplace injuries and illnesses involving ice, sleet or snow that required at […]

Winter Weather Snow Safety

Winter Weather Snow Safety

Winter is just beginning in the United States, and some areas will be receiving plenty of snow. Now is not a good time to be complacent about your office safety. Remember that slips, trips, and falls are a major hazard. Each slip, trip, or fall incident at the workplace costs the employer an average of […]

Stairway Safety at Your Place of Business

Stairway Safety

There are all kinds of laws that govern safety in the workplace. In the US, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration spells out a number of rules about stairways including 1926.1052(a)(7) “Slippery conditions on stairways shall be eliminated before the stairways are used to reach other levels.” This particular rule is easy […]

Quick Guide to Using Mats for Floor Safety

Floor Safety

Because slips, trips, and falls, are such a major problem for businesses, costing around $1 billion dollars per year (which we remind you of regularly), the National Floor Safety Institute issued a Guide in 2012 on Standards for Commercial Entrance Matting. This guide is so good, that we decided to summarize it for you here. […]

Mats for School Locker Rooms

Proactive Accident Prevention- Locker Rooms

Mats for school locker rooms may have to do the work of several different types of mats. If kids take showers, then there might be wet areas. If kids are coming in from outdoor sports, they may be bringing dirt inside. And if locker rooms are used outside of regular school hours for sporting events, […]

Workplace Comfort: Mats, Tiles, & More

Tips for Improving Office Ergonomics with Workplace Mats

Smart business owners understand that comfort is not a luxury. Rather, it is a fundamental driver that builds employee happiness, productivity, safety, and innovation. Without feelings of safety and security, businesses cannot hope to foster a company culture that thrives. Alarmingly, billions of dollars are lost each year by American businesses that fail to invest […]

Optimizing Commercial Floors for Safety

Commercial floor mats

A few weeks ago, we mentioned a study by CNA Financial Corp. that found that 50% of workplace floors did not meet the criteria for sufficient friction on the floor compared to a baseline set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). That is 50% of the floors tested in different industries were too slippery. […]

8 More Tips to Cut Down on Slips, Trips, and Falls in Your Commercial Space

OSHA

In our last article, we talked specifically about how your choice of mats can reduce slip, trip, and fall incidents. But there are other things you can do to reduce these workplace injuries. So, here are 10 more ways that you can help keep your workplace safe. Keep the floor areas clean. Don’t let clutter […]