Do You Need a Runner Mat?

Do You Need a Runner Mat?

Business owners often wonder: Why invest in extra mats and runners, especially if I already have an outdoor mat? While outdoor mats are great at lessening the debris brought indoors, they are not full proof. The best facilities have both indoor and outdoor floor coverings. Consider the following reasons why you should incorporate runners in […]

Preventing Slips on Stairways

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Slip, trip, and fall accidents are all too common in the workplace. STFs, as they are commonly referred to, compromise more than employees’ health. Employees or patrons who suffer an STF-related injury might experience long-term pain, permanent disability, depression, high medical expenses, or even death. Beyond physical injury alone, the cost of STFs to employers […]

Facilities Continue Renovating with Carpet Tiles

Facilities Continue Renovating with Carpet Tiles

Hardwoods and tiles are always a stylish option for facilities, but these slick materials present serious safety drawbacks. In fact, slips, trips and falls contribute to 15 percent of all accidental deaths, according to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration. These types of workplace injuries are also one of the top five causes of workers’ […]

Save on Our Best Selling Safety Products This Fall

This Fall, Eagle Mat and Floor Products announces a special on our most popular facility safety products. Shop custom-made commercial matting, crowd control, elevator pads, and much more, all reduced to industry-low prices. The Eagle Mat Fall Sale includes Free Shipping and a 100% Price Match Guarantee on all online orders, making this October your […]

Property Owners Beware: Slips and Falls Ranked #1 Legal Dispute in Real Estate

This month, the editors of the Eagle Mat Blog have been enthusiastic about sharing a new report that has property owners re-thinking the conventional wisdom of slip and fall accidents. The report, published as a case study by American insurance company CNA, takes a fresh look at the nature of slip and fall accidents. Viewing […]

Insurer CNA Releases New Techniques to Prevent Slips and Falls

In an effort to better understand how slip and fall accidents occur, CNA partnered with a client to assess how the public use of a commercial space could lead to accidents. Close attention was paid to the ways in which floor spaces were cleaned and maintained; CNA cited this approach to accident assessment as potentially […]

Slip and Fall Accidents Are Leading Cause of Disputes in Real Estate Sector

A new report published by the Institute of Real Estate Management sheds new light on an old problem. According to 57% of real estate professionals, slip and fall accidents represent the single most costly type of business dispute encountered in 2008 (i). Moreover, 63% percent say issues raised by slip and fall accidents are among […]

Alarming Residential Slip and Fall Accident Statistics

Commercial workplaces are not the only environments in which slip and fall accidents occur. In fact, at-home slips and falls account for many cases of residential injury, personal injury cases, and even fatalities each year. The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) is a leader in collecting data on slip and fall accidents, both in commercial […]

2012 Slip and Fall Accidents Cost Businesses $13 Billion

Slip and fall accidents cost American businesses an estimated $13 billion, according to figures gathered by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute (i). Published in the 2012 Workplace Safety Index (WSI), these alarming numbers indicate that businesses might significantly benefit from more rigorous risk assessments, facility maintenance, commercial safety matting/ floor mats, and ongoing training to […]

Eco Mats for Locker Rooms: A Green Safety Solution

Recently, the trend of Environmentally-Friendly building materials have lifted off and taken its stride.  More and more, engineers and architects are designing their buildings with sustainability in mind.  Because of environmentally conscious proprietors and builders, locker rooms nowadays are built with eco-friendly materials.  From walls, to benches, the lockers themselves, and the floor mats can […]