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Proper Floor Matting is an Investment in Health and Safety

Most of us have heard of LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. Created by the US Green Building Council, it was initially designed to help building owners better understand what is necessary to make their facilities healthier, safer, and more environmentally friendly. Read More ▸

How Mats Create Less Static in the Office

Static electricity is more than a nuisance. When electronics or combustibles are involved, it can result in serious problems. Not only can a buildup of static cause a person to feel a sudden charge when it is released, but because virtually every electronic item we use has some computer system on board, the static could damage chips and circuit boards, and worse, erase the information stored on the device. In fact, estimates now claim that as much as 80 % of computer/electronic failure is the result of static electricity. Read More ▸

Where Safety Trips Up in Restaurants

While many people assume that most slip-and-fall accidents in a restaurant happen in dining areas, the truth is they are far more likely to occur in the kitchen. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, although on average about one million slip-and-fall accidents occur in guest areas of a restaurant each year, more than three times as many happen in the kitchen work area. Read More ▸

Survey Finds Where Most Slips and Falls Happen in Restaurant Kitchens

A few years back, researchers conducted a study to determine which floor areas of a commercial kitchen were the least and the most slippery. As you can imagine, for chefs and kitchen workers, this is crucial information to know. When slip-and-fall accidents happen in a restaurant or a food service location, they are far more likely to occur in the back of the house—in the kitchen—than in the dining areas. Read More ▸

Do You Know Your Hotel's "Matting Zones"

Hotel properties are complex facilities. They include guest rooms, lobbies, food service areas, bars, sometimes ballrooms, and public and private meeting areas, to name just a few. Because of this, hotels typically need different types of mats to help protect the health of the facility and keep guests and hotel users safe. Read More ▸