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 […]

Get Ready for the Busiest Shopping Days of 2018

Get Ready for the Busiest Shopping Days of 2018

The predicted busiest shopping days for 2018 are in. And in this group, Black Friday is predicted to be the one busiest shopping day of the year. Here are the dates: Friday, November 23 – Black Friday Saturday, December 22 – Super Saturday Saturday, December 15 Sunday, December 23 Saturday, November 24 Saturday, December 8 […]

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. […]

Outdoor Floor Mats for Your Business

Outdoor Floor Mats

If you’re trying to cut down on that $1 billion dollar per year spent by businesses on slips, trips, and falls, then you should have some mats outside your office or business as well as inside. Having mats on the outside—outside of front or side or back doors—prevents water, snow, ice, dirt, and debris from […]

Reasons to Upgrade Your Mats This Fall

Upgrade Your Mats This Fall

Slips, trips, and falls are 100% preventable, and they cost businesses about a sobering $1 billion dollars per year. Here are the best reasons to upgrade your mats right now. Get Ahead of the Weather. In the US—if you’re not in the path of a hurricane–the weather is still pretty mild right now. Get your […]

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 […]