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September 2013 Raising Standards

Explaining The New Floor Mat Standard

What cleaning and maintenance professionals need to know regarding the use, selection and maintenance of entrance mats.

Each year thousands of people are injured as a result of a slip and fall when entering a building entrance, and the first line of defense that most building owners employ is entrance carpet matting.

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September 2013 Cover Story

Proving Results, Showing Safety

Scanning and testing with measurement devices can help to validate cleaning outcomes and ensure safe environments.

In the grand scheme of history, cleaning and maintenance tasks are still in their infancy; just 100 years ago, the safe removal of dirt from a building required manual sweepers and impractical machines that sometimes needed gas or oil.

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August 2013 Contractor Success

Putting A Premium On Safety

A safer work environment can lower your workers’ compensation premiums.

Since the inception of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the 1970s, workplace fatalities have dropped by more than 65 percent, and job-related injuries and illnesses have been reduced by over 67 percent, yet these numbers could decline significantly by taking simple precautions.

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August 2013 Feature 6

Green Cleaning Starts With A Source Control Strategy

Matting is a sure way to protect floors and building occupants, while enhancing the green nature of your building.

Facility managers that successfully implement a high-performance matting system as part of a green cleaning program can keep their facilities cleaner and healthier for longer periods of time, which can keep chemical use, green or conventional, to a minimum.

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January 2013 Facility Focus

Avoid The Winter Blues And Bruises With Floor Mats

How to select the right floor mat program for your hotel to help prevent slips, trips and falls.

According to statistical data from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips and falls cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths — second only to automobile accidents in the number of fatalities. One solution often taken for granted is floor mats, which come in all styles, sizes and shapes.

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August 2009 Feature 4

Ice And Snow Removal Review

The goal behind any ice and snow removal program is to reduce the chance of a slip-and-fall incident.

Preparedness is elemental in executing a successful ice and snow removal plan; knowledge and training are keys to preparedness.

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