Trying to prevent falls? Add anti-fatigue mats to the floor

Rubber mats can add traction to the floor.

When working in a fast-paced environment, particularly one where everyone is constantly moving around on the same path, it can be easy to suddenly take a spill. Floors can be slippery, and if an area is worn due to heavy foot traffic or if there is a lot of excess buildup or water tracked in from the bottom of people’s shoes, it can be a falling hazard.

However, using textured floors can help reduce the chances of falling, as they provide an extra grip, even when the bottoms of your feet aren’t the best for traction. According to the Royal Gazette, textured flooring is a great way to add to slip resistance, and the more grip there is on the mat there is the better. Anti-fatigue mats are a great addition to flooring, as they provide extra grip and traction that can help prevent falls. Additionally, the rubber material makes them easy to clean up spills quickly, reducing the chances of falling due to a spill.

Safety and Health Magazine reports flooring with abrasive texture can help prevent slips while on the job and can also serve as a suitable replacement if you notice floors are starting to become worn.

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