This short, seven-question quiz was developed by Mike Englund of Powr-Flite to ensure retention of the main points made in his online exclusive article, “Understanding Floor Care Terminology."
A crucial factor that is often missing in articles is a thorough explanation of floor care terminology, specifically as it pertains to floor safety and the goal of preventing slips, trips and falls.
No matter what type of covering is installed, a key concern when caring for the floors in grocery and large retail stores is to be aware of the importance of floor safety.
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.
Each year, war is waged on wintertime weather to protect our sidewalks, parking lots and building occupants from sleet, snow, hail and ice. The question is: Are you prepared?
Although facility managers are not expected to predict weather patterns, these individuals must be on alert when it comes to seasonal trends and safeguarding their buildings.