Waterhog Mats to the Rescue

3 Best Reasons to Choose Waterhog Floor Mats

In November of 2018, looking at the statistics for the past 100 years, precipitation was above average across the US, with some areas on the east coast having record-setting highs. While some areas also have plenty of rain in the spring, the problem with winter precipitation is that it’s extra slippery because of snow, sleet, […]

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 […]

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. […]

Prevention of Overexertion in the Workplace

Workplace Overexertion

You might be surprised to learn that overexertion in the workplace is the number one cause of workplace injuries and accounts for about one-quarter of all workplace injuries and claims. So how do these workplace injuries from overexertion happen, and how can they be prevented? Causes of Workplace Overexertion Doing a job in an awkward […]

Choosing Door Mats 101

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You may not realize it, but there’s a lot to think about before choosing a doormat. But selection is a common sense process and isn’t difficult, so here is your quick checklist when choosing a doormat. Size Matters The bigger the better. Make sure the mat is at least big enough for someone to stand […]

Winter Products Spotlight

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It’s that time of year again in North America. Snow. Sleet. Rain. Ice. Fog. Wet floors in your commercial space are not only dangerous because it’s a major contributor to slips, trips, and falls, but all that water and salt can damage your floors. Remember, customers and employees are not only bringing water and dirt […]

Waterhog Mats: Smart Business for a White Christmas

Waterhog Mats: Smart Business for a White Christmas

If you’re sitting with a cup of hot chocolate in front of a roaring fire, then snow falling outside can feel magical. But if your commercial space has a lot of foot traffic, then that same snow falling can be nightmarish for your business Slips, trips, and falls are a major problem for businesses. In […]

Differences Between Indoor and Outdoor Mats

Differences Between Indoor and Outdoor Mats

Have you ever wondered what exactly are the differences between indoor and outdoor mats? The differences can be obvious or they can be subtle. Let’s take a look at them. Weather-proofing Outdoor mats have to withstand temperatures extremes that indoor mats do not, whether it’s freezing cold winters or blistering hot summers. Outdoor mats may […]