• Friction and Floor Safety
  • Karen

    Karen D. Hamel, CSP, WACH, is a regulatory compliance professional, trainer and technical writer for New Pig. She has more than 22 years of experience helping EHS professionals find solutions to meet EPA, OSHA and DOT regulations and has had more than 100 articles published on a variety of EHS topics. Karen is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Walkway Auditor Certificate Holder (WACH), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainer and hazmat technician. She also serves on the Blair County, Pa., LEPC and has completed a variety of environmental, safety, emergency response, DOT and NIMS courses, including Planning Section Chief. She has conducted seminars at national conferences and webinars for ASSE and other national organizations. She can be reached at 1-800-HOT-HOGS (468-4647) or by email karenea@newpig.com.

  • LNweaversays:
    07/24/2017 at 7:02 pm Reply

    That’s a good tip to place mats in front of areas that produce liquid. You’ll cover the highest liability areas like that. Getting an anti-slip floor treatment in heavily trafficked areas could help too.

  • Millie Huesays:
    09/24/2018 at 9:49 pm Reply

    Thanks for pointing out that the right friction is important because an insufficient amount can cause a slip and fall. With that in mind, I will be buying a floor mat that can prevent such accidents. This is because my husband had a bad fall this afternoon due to the oil leaks on our garage floor, so I thought that I would need to buy one for everyone’s safety.

    • Karensays:
      10/04/2018 at 7:43 am Reply

      Hi Millie,

      We’re sorry to hear about your husband’s fall. Slips, trips and falls to the same level are a leading cause of injuries in the home as well as in the workplace. After removing the oil leaks from the garage floor with a good, heavy-duty degreaser, consider trying our absorbent Grippy Mat in your garage. It’s NFSI-certified as a high-traction surface, so even when it absorbs oil leaks, snow and other liquids, everyone can still stay on their feet.

      Best wishes and please reach out with any further questions.

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