Working with certain materials can be not only a hazard for the floor, but a hazard for the respiratory system or skin. It’s important when working with these kinds of materials to make sure the workspace is easy to clean quickly. Anti-fatigue mats can help, as they are rubber so they are easy to clean and can we wiped of excess residue.
Safety and Health Magazine reports that there are a lot of issues that stem from working with wood, so it’s critical that workspaces that deal with the material has proper ventilation to get rid of the wood dust and to frequently vacuum and clean the floors to make sure no dust lingers. By having rubber anti-fatigue mats that are easy to wipe down, you decrease the chances of leaving behind wood dust residue.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that both the skin and respiratory system can have allergic reactions due to wood dust, as well as dryness and irritation. In addition to frequently cleaning, it’s a good idea to make sure your employees are well dressed in clothes that cover their skin and eye and face masks that prevent wood from getting into the eyes and respiratory system.
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