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Finding a Mat for a Hemingway Desk

Finding a Mat for a Hemingway Desk | Facility Safety | Scoop.it
Hemingway Desks are all the rage in today's forward thinking office spaces. Named after American journalist Ernest Hemingway, these desks allow you to stand while writing, reading, computing, and performing other job related tasks. And while these tall desks are known to improve focus and productivity in the short run, they have also been known to cause strain and cramping in the legs after hours of use. To prevent discomfort, try a ergonomic "anti fatigue" mat with a Hemingway Desk, and get the best of both worlds!
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What are the best poolside mats?

What are the best poolside mats? | Facility Safety | Scoop.it
Poolside mats are a great way to keep kids and adults safe during the summertime. There’s no denying that wet spots, puddles, and excited summertime horseplay are a recipe for disaster. Invest in pool mats to provide an extra layer of safety on pool decks, and earn a bit of peace of mind while you’re at it. When it comes to great poolside mats, look for models that absorb moisture while also maintaining strength in the sun. Also look for mats that are comfortable under bare feet. For product ideas and shopping tips, visit this article on the Eagle Mat Blog.
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Retail Industry Slip and Fall Fatalities

Retail Industry Slip and Fall Fatalities | Facility Safety | Scoop.it
When it comes to slip and fall fatalities, the retail sector is among the top 5 deadliest U.S. business sectors. From 2002 to 2012, fatal slip and fall accidents increased a reported 66%. That number is from the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics, and it represents the most recently available data. What it means: Retailers are wise to take a hard look at employee training programs, operations protocols, and other elements of doing business that might have an impact on employee safety. Then, they ought to make improvements accordingly.
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Tips for ADA Compliance

Tips for ADA Compliance | Facility Safety | Scoop.it
Can you prevent accidents, improve cleanliness, and maintain maximum facility accessibility all at the same time? It might seem like a big task, but the reality of the situation is the opposite. Low profile commercial matting is an effective way to accomplish all of these tasks. ADA compliance doesn’t stop there, however. Visit this article on Facilities Net for 4 “quick reads” on ADA compliance.
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Mats for Standing Desks and Workstations

Mats for Standing Desks and Workstations | Facility Safety | Scoop.it
Standing at work is a healthier option compared to sitting. But what about the fatigue and agitation that comes with stay on your feet for long hours? Little by little, those who have purchased a standing desk as a way to “shape up” and refocus their creative energy at work are beginning to realize that ergonomic standing mats are also a necessity. The good news: Mats for standing desks are both incredibly effective and affordable, as long as you know what you are looking for. Visit this guide to learn more about these types of mats, and to learn to identify the best mat for your standing desk.
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10 Types of Mats Your Business Needs

10 Types of Mats Your Business Needs | Facility Safety | Scoop.it
It’s estimated that businesses have more than 50 different types of commercial floor mats from which to choose. Mats range in the materials from which they are made and are available in rubber, vinyl, polypropylene, and even recycled plastics. Depending on the material and size, different mats are capable of accomplishing different safety goals. Some mats are designed exclusively to scrape debris from shoes, and other mats are developed to absorb liquid spills. There are 10 main categories of commercial safety mats for business owners to choose from, and multiple mats can be combined to accomplish large scale safety goals.
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Eagle Mat Announces New Office Headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD

Eagle Mat and Floor Products announced last week that a new office has opened in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The office will serve as the new Eagle Mat national headquarters, located at the following postal address: 7917 Cessna Avenue, Units G & H, Gaithersburg, MD 20879.
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Prevent Falls with Outdoor Matting

Prevent Falls with Outdoor Matting | Facility Safety | Scoop.it
Why invest in outdoor rubber mats? For starters, the use of safety mats outside the entryway can significantly improve the health and safety of the facility. These mats are extra tough, and they are designed to make “first contact” in a way that aggressively removes dirt, moisture, and debris from shoes. The better the outdoor mats, the less likely it will be that incoming dirt and bacteria will combine to cause a serious health and safety problem. Read more on the Eagle Mat Blog.
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Tips for Extended Carpet Life at the Office

Tips for Extended Carpet Life at the Office | Facility Safety | Scoop.it
Mild and mildew are not the only things lurking in your dirty office carpets. An abundance of deeply pitted soil, moisture, and debris are also likely to be harming the overall health of your facility. Worse still, such accumulation can slash the lifetime of the carpeting, requiring replacement that may costs a good deal of both time and money. For these reasons, it’s vital that businesses make a proactive effort to keep all major carpeted areas clean. Maintaining clean carpets can significantly reduce the rate at which carpeting is replaced as well, which can provide substantial benefits in terms of environmental impact (EI).
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6 ways gym owners can use floor mats

6 ways gym owners can use floor mats | Facility Safety | Scoop.it
Sure, weight room mats are an obvious way to keep everyone safe at the gym. But there are even better ways that floor mats can be used to deliver added safety and benefit at fitness centers. Have a reception area? Use anti fatigue mats to give employees a little more comfort, and in turn they’ll better serve your patrons. Have water fountains throughout you facility? Invest in small 2’ by 3’ carpet mats to prevent puddles from causing unforeseen accidents. There are several ways to re-imagine the role of mats in your gym. Take a moment to review this article on the Eagle Mat Blog, then consider investing in the health and safety of your fitness facility.
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Extra large mats for entryways with double doors

Extra large mats for entryways with double doors | Facility Safety | Scoop.it
When it comes to finding the perfect set of mats for large entryways with double doors, there are 3 factors to keep in mind. First is width. How wide is the entryway, and how much of the entryway floor space will be covered by the mat? Next, think about length. How long does the mat have to be to achieve both aesthetic and functional (safety) goals. Finally, think about how the mats will be placed. Outdoor sidewalks, vestibules, and interiors are 3 important areas for mats, each of which may require a unique type of material or design to maximize dirt, moisture, and debris control.
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Workplace Comfort: Mats, Tiles, & More

Workplace Comfort: Mats, Tiles, & More | Facility Safety | Scoop.it
Productivity and safety decline rapidly when employees become tired and unfocused. More than ever, businesses are challenged to overcome this issue and improve workplace safety and the profit potential of business operations. For manufacturers, anti-fatigue (comfort) mats are a no brainer. These special mats provide ergonomic support that increases blood flow and reduces fatigue in the core and legs. As a result, employees can work without experiencing such a high degree fatigue and risk of bodily harm. Comfort mats and tiles are available in a variety of sizes and forms, enabling businesses to find the ideal floor coverings that promote both safety and employee comfort. To learn more about comfort matting and tiles, visit this article on the Eagle Mat Blog.
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Are Carpet Mats Sanitary?

There is a common misconception that carpet mats are unfit for use in public properties like schools, shopping malls, and more. The reason: According to those who oppose carpeting, the material is too easily soiled and presents a health hazard. True, moldy carpet does present a health hazard. However, it takes neglect and indifference before mats develop into a real health hazard. Instead, facility safety experts recommend using carpet mats where appropriate and implementing standards of care to ensure they are properly maintained. Carpet mats are a cost-effective way to prevent extremely costly slip and fall lawsuits, and they take relatively little maintenance to keep them sanitary. To learn more about carpet mats, accident prevention, and carpet maintenance, visit this article on the Eagle Mat Blog.
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How to Prevent Mold

Mold has the potential to cause serious harm. According to the CDC, some individuals have a severe “mold allergy” that may cause severe respiratory irritation (and worse). Facility managers are wise to practice these tips for mold prevention. Property managers, too, can benefit from implementing these prevention tips. To learn more about mold removal, prevention, and antimicrobial floor mats, visit this free review on the Eagle Mat Blog.
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