According to SAIF Corporation, an estimated 3.8 million disabling work injuries are caused each year by slips, trips, and falls. These injuries include, but are not limited to, broken bones, strained muscles, twisted/dislocated joints, head injuries, and spinal damage.
- Slips and falls are the leading cause of death and injury in the work place.
- 80% of employees miss time from work.
- 12% of employees have to be hospitalized.
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), more than 21% of all insurance claims and as much as 15% of all workers’ compensation claims result from slips, trips, and falls in the workplace. And the average cost of these injuries is about $28,000, according to the National Safety Council.
Isn’t it time you better protected your employees, while minimizing liability risk? The solution: Mat Rental.
Mat Rental Helps Reduce Slip and Fall Injuries in the Workplace
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard 29 CFR 1910.22: Walking-Working Surfaces, General Requirements calls for “mats, or other dry standing places” to keep the floor of every workroom in a clean and dry condition.
Mats help buffer moisture that would otherwise be tracked into your building, increasing the risk of a slip and fall injury. Mats also help minimize dirt, grime, and other contaminants. According to the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), “80 percent of the dirt in buildings is tracked from the outside.”
By removing dirt and moisture from shoes, mats make it possible for your company to offer customers and employees a clean, safe work environment.
Of course, none of this is possible unless the mats are kept in good condition.
“As they (mats) wear, they may develop holes or tears, and their edges can curl up,” explains SAIF Corporation. “They should be regularly inspected and replaced when they show signs of wear.”
This is why mat rental is so beneficial. When you choose mat rental, you can be rest assured that each and every mat you receive has been fully cleaned, inspected for damage, and replaced if need be.
Lord Baltimore Mat Rental
Lord Baltimore Uniform, the company you trust with your uniform rental services, also offers a full line of walk off mats for rent. In fact, our mats will hold up to eight pounds of water. In addition, our mats’ edges taper into the floor to create a smooth transition, minimizing the risk of trips.
To find out if Lord Baltimore Mat Rental is right for your business, please contact Joe Bateman at 800-292-1224 or by visiting LordBaltimoreUniform.com. We also handle towel rental for gyms and salons; apron, towels, uniforms and mats for restaurants; and uniform, shop towel, fender cover and mat rental for manufacturing and automotive industries.