Rick Edsall

Sep 9, 2015

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Industrial Safety Alert – Your Floors Need Attention

 

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Safety is one of the top concerns of your industrial plant. It doesn’t matter if you are manufacturing car parts or planters for house plants, maintaining a level of safety for your employees is a must. Of course, you take all of the necessary precautions, ranging from having safety railings installed, following specific protocols and performing everything you need to in order to keep the plant safe. One area that is often overlooked though is the industrial floor. The floor is an area not only the majority of your workers are located throughout the day, but a large number of injuries occur due to the flooring. Simple concrete flooring is not enough to protect your employees and to prevent injuries. In order to do this, you need to look for new flooring options that not only save you money but improve the safety levels of your employees as well.

Stick with Cement

Chances are, all of the flooring of your industrial building is concrete. Unforgiving to equipment and to humans when spills occur. Concrete also can become slippery and when cement floors crack and crumble, they take a toll on your forklifts and other equipment.

What to Do with the Cement?

So, you stick with the cement. What are you suppose to do with it now? There are several options for the industrial floor at your disposal. If you just want to change the color of the flooring and improve the stain resistance, a polished concrete floor gives you this option. It improves the appearance of the flooring while also boosting the stain protection. Epoxy concrete floor systems help reduce any slipping and stain absorption as well. With the introduction of advanced materials a textured feel and appearance can provide additional safety from spills. Additionally, epoxy adds a level of protection so nothing soaks into the concrete. This is fantastic if you work with liquids and chemicals.

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