Posts Tagged ‘safety mats’

A Drainage Mat And Anti Fatigue Mats Are Missing!

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013 by

Non Slip Anti Fatigue Mats And Drainage Mats Complete This Kitchen!I just finished my first week back as a student and even with all the distractions of homework and studying I can’t get mats out of my head.

I’m learning to be a chef, with the hopes to run my own establishment someday, and safety in the kitchen is the number one thing we’re taught. There are so many little things I have to remember like placing knives a certain way, or wearing the proper non-slip shoes and making sure food is stored at proper temperature etc…  The first thing I noticed, while being lectured on the importance of non-slip shoes, is the kitchen had no drainage mat. NONE! Maybe since we’re not actually cooking just yet, they feel they’re not necessary. I’ve been all over the school learning where different supplies are, and I’ve seen everything you can possibly imagine for a kitchen- except a drainage mat.

It’s really odd that we spent almost a week learning about being safe and they don’t seem to have the very basic (and essential) products you would find in every professional  kitchen I’ve ever been in before, like safety mats!  For less than a tuition payment I can outfit the whole kitchen with enough drainage mats to protect every student’s station.

I understand why shoes are important, but when you’re standing in the same place for hours, I think good anti fatigue mats, safety mats and drainage mats would be a better option. I’m going to wait a few more weeks before I start telling my Chef his kitchen is ill-equipped!


Non Slip Mats For Your Workers Because You Care!

Posted on: March 4th, 2013 by

Drainage Mats are ideal for bars, kitchens and industrial areas.There’s nothing more fun than laughing at someone that hurt themselves, especially if it happened in a funny way. But as entertaining as it may be, slips are no laughing matter. As a kid growing up in the restaurant industry I spent lots of weekends pretending to be a cook or waiter, probably annoying the actual cooks and servers, and I witnessed a fall or two.

My dad was always very particular about the safety of his employees. Whether it was escorting his servers to their cars after hours, making sure they have a safe ride home, or providing them with necessary non-slip shoes and non slip mats – safety was number one. The funny, semi ironic, part is my dad would neglect his own safety. He would opt for dress shoes, figuring as the owner of the business he should stand out and look nicer. Problem is I’ve witnessed my dad fall AT LEAST 5 times in my life, once putting him in the hospital. Thankfully none of his employees have ever injured themselves because workmans comp claims can be outrageous. Unluckily for him, I didn’t work at MatsMatsMats.com at the time and couldn’t let him know how easily and affordable he could have prevented an injury….or 5 in his case.

According to my research there were almost 11,000 serious work injuries caused by slipping or tripping last year and many claims for compensation. They are the most common cause of major injuries at work.

One of the most common causes is because of inadequate flooring or the cleaning of floors. A simple solution would be nonslip anti fatigue mats with drainage holes. The surface will keep your employees from slipping and the drainage holes will help keep debris and spills from staying on the surface. The floor in a workplace has to be suitable for the type of work activity needed. Workers should be able to walk on a floor without fearing that they might slip and any cleaning of it has to be properly notified to the workforce by notices or warnings. The employer is under a duty to maintain flooring to ensure that there are no trip hazards such as tears or holes and if there are changes of level then they should be highlighted. Regrettably people who work with us are often responsible for slipping accidents, they fail to deal with spillages, leaving it for someone else to clean up or they abandon wrappers on floors causing a hazard to others.

My point is if you have the correct matting, whether it be safety mats or anti fatigue mats or both, you can potentially save yourself a lot of hassle and money. In 2010 the average lost-work claim was about $65,000, according to the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California. For a small fraction of that cost you could easily equip your entire space with one of many many many matsmatsmats!


Anti-Fatigue Kitchen Mats Ideal For Bars, Service Areas, Kitchen & Industrial Areas.

Posted on: November 15th, 2012 by

Anti-Fatigue Kitchen Mats For Bars, Service Areas, Kitchen & Industrial Areas. Burgers. Yum! No one makes them better than In-N-Out. I feel sorry for all you non-California residents that have to deal with sub-par and derelict nutritional substance.  If you have a life crisis, these burgers will make you whole again.

 I actually don’t even get meat on mine, they’re that good! I know it sounds terrible and hypocritical but, alas, I enjoy my animal-style grilled cheese knowing that somehow, somewhere, my decisions lets another bovine Betty get one more miserable day writhing in her filth… perhaps even on one of our livestock mats? Zing!

 Seriously though, on a MUCH cheerier note, I couldn’t help but notice that the kitchen workers were all standing on floor mats that look quite a bit like our Performa Non Slip Anti Fatigue Mats. Now I’m not saying that they are our Performa mats, but if it looks like it and it smells like it, then it’s probably, er, it.

 Moreover, I wouldn’t dare suggest that In-N-Out burger give us official MatsMatsMats.com employee lunch vouchers in exchange for exceedingly good reviews on their menu items and a break on these awesome non slip mat and drainage mat used in the kitchen as safety-mats, but I’m just saying; In-N-Out is playing it safe and safety for employees is paramount when you’ve got hormonal teenagers running the show and not sabotaging my meals with saliva expressionism. Not just the advertised ones, either. (Flying dutchman anyone?)

 In any case, my lunch was a little more interesting (and creepier) knowing that our sphere of influence to just about every nook and cranny of my daily life. I can go into details and start naming potential sponsors (Trader Joes, I’m looking at you!), but I’ll refrain since I don’t want to run out of stuff to talk to ya’ll about.


OSHA Announcement Requires Workplace Safety Mats

Posted on: June 11th, 2010 by

In the May 24, 2010 Federal Register, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its plans for required workplace improvements.  The notice of proposed rulemaking stated that it plans to require improved worker protection from tripping, slipping, and falling hazards on walking and working surfaces.

OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels said, “This proposal addresses workplace hazards that are a leading cause of work related injuries and deaths.

Among other things, the new proposal requires that floors of workrooms be maintained in a clean and, so far as possible, dry condition. Additionally, it requires that, where wet processes are used, drainage be maintained, and false floors, platforms, mats, or other dry-standing places be provided when practicable. OSHA said it does not expect all surfaces to be maintained in a pristine manner, however, surfaces must be maintained in a condition that will prevent slips, trips, falls, and other hazards.  Many commercial and industrial mats have been designed specifically to address these concerns and provide an inexpensive way to bring comfort and safety into the workplace.


Safety Anti-Fatigue Mats

Posted on: May 19th, 2010 by

anti-fatigue matsShouldn’t all anti-fatigue mats be safety anti-fatigue mats as well?  One would think so, but…alas…not all mats designated as anti-fatigue mats are also identified—necessarily—as safety anti fatigue mats.  But no matter with such technical definitions, most anti-fatigue mats, whether commercial or industrial, tend to be inherently safe, anyway.

How so?  You ask?  Just think about it.  Many anti-fatigue mats either channel away fluids or chemicals, prevent static discharges, won’t catch on fire, or have a slip-proof surface texture designed to add a measure of improved safety!   Just about the only anti-fatigue mats with a smooth surface are rubber, marbleized anti-fatigue mats, which have a smooth surface that would become slippery when wet, but these are atypical, compared to most other anti-fatigue mats.