Category: Flooring

Cleaning for Health Can Be Cost-Effective Using an Outcome-Based Approach

One of the highest costs of facilities management is cleaning and maintenance. And in today’s world, there is an increased emphasis on cleaning for health. As a result, it has become a non-negotiable budget item for facilities managers. What Is Cleaning for Health? Pre-pandemic, if a facility appeared clean, it was deemed clean. Now, spaces […]

3 Methods for Facility Managers to Grow Their Sustainability Efforts

Companies seem to be experiencing a sustainability shortfall, despite an uptick in the number of properties seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, and similar accreditations. Although most corporate leaders agree that sustainability merits support, many organizations still don’t have formal sustainability measures in place. However, closing that gap may land squarely in the lap […]

Three Very Good Reasons for Installing Floor Mats

Entrance floor mats are crucial in helping to keep facilities clean, safe, and healthy throughout the year. And with colder, wetter, and icier weather right around the corner, their value is more important now than ever. Because of this, all building owners and facility managers should know how important floor mats are. While there are […]

Does Your Facility Meet OSHA Requirements for Floor Markings and Forklift Inspections?

Today we’re getting answers from EHS Hero® experts for two forklift-related questions. First, does OSHA require floor markings to clarify pedestrian walkways where lift traffic may be present? And second, does OSHA require annual forklift inspections? Read on to see what the experts had to say.

slips, trips, and falls

Slips, Trips, and Falls: Some Effective Interventions

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents—and the vast majority are actually falls on the same level, not 30-foot falls from a roof or some other height. Falls cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as […]

Don’t Slip Up on Fall Prevention

In 2017, slips and falls accounted for 887 work-related deaths, making it the second leading cause of work-related death in the United States, according to the National Safety Council’s 2017 Injury Facts®. In general industry, slips, trips, and falls cause the most injuries and comprise 17% of accidental deaths, and in the construction industry, they […]

Shredded tire, tire crumbs

Do You Use Tire Crumb Rubber at Your Facility? You Should Read This Study

Recycled tire crumb rubber has a variety of potential uses in facility design, from flooring to mulching to playgrounds or playing fields. The EPA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have released the first report in their investigation into recycled tire crumbs, […]

slips, trips, and falls

An Expert’s Advice to Stop the Slip at Your Facility

We’ve had our first measurable snowfall here in the northeast, and there’s been wet weather across much of the country. While wet floors are only one component, it’s always good to revisit the problem, as slips, trips, and falls can be a perpetual thorn in the side of facilities management professionals. The hazard is so […]