Most Americans spend close to 90 percent of their time indoors, so creating environments that are safer, cleaner and built with wellness in mind is more important than ever. But finding solutions that prove a real return on investment and offer true safety benefits to the public can be difficult.
Few employees may ever take notice of a freshly cleaned, well-maintained floor. Unfortunately, too few also tend to notice uneven surfaces that cause trips or spilled materials that can make floors slippery. That’s one of the reasons why it’s up to employers to make sure that these types of hazards are eliminated.
Providing clean, safe walkways in public facilities is essential for preventing costly slip, trip and fall (ST&F) accidents. Falls on the same level were the second leading cause of all workplace injuries in 2013 at 16.4 percent of all workplace injuries and resulted in $10.1 billion in direct costs (Liberty Mutual, 2016).
Grippy Floor Mat is the world’s first adhesive-backed absorbent mat. Unlike standard carpeted or rubber-backed floor mats that become trip hazards, Grippy Mat won’t bunch up, flip over or shift around.
While first reported in the early 1980s, a study by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) is still cited today because it is considered one of the most comprehensive studies on how many people in the U.S. workforce experience foot and lower extremity pain or discomfort as a result of their work.