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Questions to Ask Before Selecting a New Matting System

Some building managers and cleaning professionals believe all matting is essentially the same. While this may be true for rental mats, when it comes to high-performance matting systems, there are many types of mats. Selecting the right mat for the right purpose, therefore, can be confusing. Read More ▸

How Mats Create Less Static in the Workplace

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 percent of computer/electronic failure is the result of static electricity. Read More ▸

Keeping Industrial Workers Safe

In industrial locations, runner mats are often installed in work areas and these are required to have a bright yellow border. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) makes this compulsory, and it is designed to remind building users to take caution when walking through the facility. There may be physical hazards present that could cause someone to fall, stumble, or trip. Read More ▸

Anti-fatigue Mats Help Address the Standing Dilemma

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) occur in the workplace when workers stand for long periods every day. This type of pain is sometimes referred to as lower ligament WMSD. On average, workers suffering from this type of WMSD are off work eight days per year due to the pain, which can also cost employers millions of dollars in lost productivity. Read More ▸

Problems Caused by Prolonged Standing at Work

Studies conducted over the years have found a connection between workers who must stand for long periods of time and a host of health problems, including lower back pain, leg pain, and other discomforts. In addition, what we could call "emotional pain," has also been detected. Read More ▸

How to Tell If Your Staff Needs Antifatigue Mats

The American Podiatric Medical Association reported in 2014 that according to a survey of more than 1,000 US adults, 77 percent had experienced foot pain at one or more times in their lives, but only a third of these people sought expert care by a podiatrist. The report went on to say: Read More ▸