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Sanitary Flooring for Research Laboratories

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Feb 21, 2018 7:11:00 AM

Whether your laboratory is used to conduct biomedical research, test product safety, or pioneer new technologies, you want to keep everyone connected with your lab safe. One often-overlooked aspect of laboratory safety is the floor itself.

Not only should your floor help prevent accidents such as trips and falls, it should also be easy to keep sanitary.

While the exact flooring solution for your facility will depend on your field, there are several common factors to consider when choosing flooring for your laboratory:

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Topics: Work Safety, Urethane Coatings, Epoxy Coatings

How flooring can prevent industrial workplace accidents

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Dec 27, 2017 10:11:00 AM

If you manage a manufacturing plant or warehouse, you know that employee accidents can cost your company dearly—both in terms of monetary loss and the lost time and opportunity for your workers.

According to the US Department of Labor, here’s what worker compensation costs look like for 2017:

  • Georgia: more than 3,500 workers injured at a cost of more than $275,000,000
  • North Carolina: more than 1,200 workers injured at a cost of about $81,000,000
  • South Carolina: more than 7,000 workers injured at a cost of about $800,000,000
  • Tennessee: more than 17,000 workers injured at a cost of more than $2,400,000,000.

Unfortunately, there are aspects of the industrial workplace that bring with them inherent risks—for example, powerful manufacturing equipment, the necessity for repetitive tasks, and human workers who are prone to error.

However, other workplace accidents and injuries are preventable.  

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Topics: Work Safety

Benefits of Broadcast Quartz Floors

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Dec 6, 2017 8:57:00 AM

Looking for a way to prevent slip-and-fall accidents at your manufacturing plant or warehouse? Or do you want decorative—but functional—flooring for your retail outlet or healthcare facility?

Here’s why a broadcast quartz floor may be right for you.

What is broadcast quartz flooring?

After an epoxy floor coating is applied to the prepared concrete floor, the installation crew scatters crushed quartz onto the still-wet surface. When the epoxy hardens, the quartz sets into the floor and becomes a permanent fixture. A clear topcoat may later be applied.

The crushed quartz may resemble simple sand, for the most utilitarian applications, or it may be a specially blended colored quartz. Occasionally other minerals, such as mica, are added for a unique look.

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Topics: Work Safety, Industrial Floor Coatings, Epoxy Coatings

Make the Most of Your Year-end Maintenance Budget: 5 Reasons to Invest in Your Floors

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Nov 29, 2017 7:14:00 AM

Are you an industrial facilities manager approaching the end of your company’s fiscal year? Do you need to use up an expiring maintenance budget, but don’t want to fall into the trap of wasting money on low-value projects?

If your facility doesn’t currently have pressing or high-priority repair needs, now’s the time to invest in preventative maintenance. If your building has a concrete floor, this is a great place to focus on.

Here are five reasons investing in concrete polishing or an industrial floor coating now can pay dividends in the year to come:

1. The right treatment can proactively protect your floor from long-term damage

Concrete is a remarkably durable building material, but it’s not indestructible. As it ages, concrete is prone to cracking, spalling, staining, and shedding. Treating your floors for the first time or replacing an old coating can go a long way in protecting the underlying structure.

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Topics: Work Safety, Industrial Floor Coatings, Concrete Polishing

How paint and floor coatings can make your parking garage safer

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Jun 14, 2017 10:31:00 AM

Ever walk through a dark and dingy parking garage at night? It’s not a situation most of us feel safe or comfortable in. But if you manage a parking garage as part of your academic campus, medical facility, or shopping center, keep in mind that the state of your garage directly affects how secure your customers or clients feel when visiting you!

You want to keep the people who patronize your business safe. A simple renovation step that can improve the perceived and actual safety of your garage is to apply new paint and a protective floor coating. Here’s why it makes a difference:

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Topics: Work Safety, Industrial Floor Coatings

Advantages of Floor Striping for Warehouses

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Mar 21, 2017 8:03:00 AM

Looking for a simple way to improve efficiency in the day-to-day operations of your warehouse? Floor striping—the application of colored tape or painted lines to mark pathways and work zones—may be just the solution you need.

According to the 5S principles of workspace organization, an effective workplace layout allows visitors (and employees) to understand the room’s workflow at a glance. Carefully chosen colors are one of the fastest and most intuitive ways to communicate this kind of information, and floor stripes are relatively easy and inexpensive to add.

Here are four major benefits that floor striping offers your warehouse or industrial facility:

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Topics: Work Safety

Flooring Tips to Prevent Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jan 18, 2017 3:08:05 PM

Maintain your concrete floors to keep your employees safe

We know that workplace safety is your priority, and no employer wants to see their workers injured on the job. However, when you work in an industrial-style setting—such as a warehouse, manufacturing plant or even commercial kitchen—you may find that you have unique safety challenges related to your concrete flooring.

One way you can protect your employees from slip-and-fall accidents as well as a number of other health hazards is to make sure your facility’s floors are properly maintained. Below are common flooring-related hazards to be aware of, plus tips for how to prevent them:

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Topics: Work Safety

Why Do Wastewater Treatment Facilities Need Such Heavy-Duty Flooring?

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Aug 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Building, operating, and maintaining a wastewater treatment facility involves a unique set of challenges when it comes to day-to-day operations. Choosing the right flooring is an essential step in protecting both employees and the larger public from issues with contamination.

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Topics: Work Safety

Safety First: Work Safety in the Floor Coatings Environment

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Aug 11, 2015 12:49:41 PM

Every industry has different needs when it comes to operating safely and efficiently. The floor coatings industry is no exception. It can be all too easy to leave well enough alone and allow your floors to slowly deteriorate, turning small repair or maintenance needs into big ones and risking injury and an unsafe work environment. This kind of neglect may end up causing large problems that require major and costly solutions.

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Topics: Work Safety