|[May 07, 2014]
Don't Get Walked On: The Role of Floor Mats in Controlling Slips and Falls in Restaurants
CINCINNATI --(Business Wire)--
The foodservice industry experiences an estimated 4 million injuries
resulting from slip and fall incidents each year and Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA) is taking notice1. With
anticipated updates to its "Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall
Protection Systems (Slips, Trips, and Fall Prevention)" (29 CFR 1910,
subparts D and I) on the horizon, Cintas
Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced the availability of a new
white paper to help foodservice operators understand the critical role
matting plays in controlling slips and falls.
"Too often, restaurant operators place a mat inside their front door and
don't think through a holistic matting program," said Dave Mesko, Senior
Director of Marketing, Cintas Corporation. "New standards are changing
that. By identifying best practices for matting and maintenance,
restaurants can substantially improve the safety of their floors,
protecting patrons and staff."
Readers of intas' new white paper, "Floor Mats: A Key Component of Your
Slip and Fall Prevention Strategy," will learn:
How new standards and pending regulations are changing the way mats
How to effectively use mats to help reduce slips and falls
Tips for engaging employees in your program
"If you're a safety professional, facility manager or operator of a
foodservice operation, you can benefit from reading this white paper,"
added Mesko. "While matting is only one facet of a floor maintenance
program, it's a critical element that is anticipated to undergo
increased scrutiny. Ensuring your business follows best practices for
matting placement and maintenance now can help you stay ahead of any new
To access Cintas' new matting white paper, please visit http://bit.ly/1lHeeB6.
About Cintas Corporation:
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly
specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout
North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate
identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning
and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid,
safety, fire protection products and services and document management
services for more than 1 million businesses. Cintas is a publicly held
company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol
CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.
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