According to a report issued by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company workplace injuries cost U.S. Companies over $1 billion per week.
That same report ranked falls as first and second for causes of injury. Most slip and falls in business or commercial environments are the result of improperly maintained flooring areas and surfaces. That is why it is essential for businesses, schools, and government agencies to have safety mats throughout their building environment.
Below are a list of essential types of commercial safety mats that you should consider adding to your school or business.
These mats are an ideal way to project a positive corporate image while protecting interior surfaces. Logo mats fall into one of three categories: Entrance mats, Interior mats, and Scraper mats.
These mats are the primary defense against tracking in dirt and moisture. Entrance mats should do four things:
- Stop dirt and water at the door.
- Store soil and water for removal.
- Minimize the racking of soil and water into the facility.
- Provide a safe surface that is slip resistant and is not a trip hazard.
These mats may be used inside or outside of entrances. Scraper mats act as a first line of defense, effectively trapping and holding heavy soil and sand. These mats should be used with entrance mats that also provide wiping properties to remove fine soil and water.
These mats perform many tasks. In many cases, they are used as “dust control” or “finishing” mats. Other uses of interior mats include spot, spill, and soil control in higher use areas such as vending machines, coffee service areas, copy machines, registration areas, etc. Interior mats are also very useful in protecting indoor surfaces from wear in high traffic areas.
These mats provide a safe, productive surface in occupations that require long periods of standing. Under these conditions, leg muscles become static, restricting blood flow. Reduced blood flow causes fatigue. Anti-Fatigue mats allow leg muscles to contract and expand increasing blood flow thus reducing fatigue.
These mats are engineered to provide safe footing in slippery environments. Typical applications include outside of entrances, ramps, and areas where contaminants such as oil, grease, or water are common.
Electro Static Discharge
Electro Static Discharge is a costly problem in environments where electronics are present. Anti-Static and Static Dissipative matting is an effective way to deal with the problem.
Anti-Static matting tests range from 108 to 1010 ohms. Anti-Static matting will not cause the static charge to increase while on the mat. Static Dissipative matting tests range from 104 to 107 ohms.
Waterhog Eco Mats can be used outdoor-preferably undercover.