How Epoxy Coated Floors Contribute to Workplace Safety

Epoxy coating is a practical and efficient way to contribute to a safe work environment. The safe, non-slip texture offered by epoxy flooring will reduce the number of accidental slip and fall incidents, reducing your workers compensation premiums and exposure to potential lawsuits.

Textured Epoxy Floor Coatings

Flooring professionals can install epoxy coated floors with various textures, custom-tailored to the needs of your business. Textured epoxy paint provides a safe, no-slip surface. When combined with other safety rules and procedures (such as requiring workers to wear slip-resistant shoes), a safe epoxy floor coating reinforces your commitment to a safe work environment, also lessening the possibility of missed worker time due to injury and potential customer lawsuits.

Easy to Clean

Epoxy floors are relatively easily to clean. The shiny floor surface reflects spills easily, alerting workers to potential danger. Most spills are easy to clean up with a cleanser and water. To ensure additional safety, always encourage workers to set a “wet floor” sign after clearing a spill from the floor.

Additional Epoxy Applications

Epoxy flooring is useful in multiple working commercial and industrial environments, including garages, kitchens, warehouses, cafes, gyms and retail shops, ensuring safety in both customer and employee work areas. Some epoxy floor coatings are helpful beyond commercial flooring purposes and can be applied to ladders, indoor/outdoor conditions and employee shower areas to prevent falling.

Durability

Damaged flooring, carpeting or raised nails present safety hazards. With this type of industrial flooring, you’ll notice an increased durability in flooring surfaces. You’ll find that a good epoxy coated floor can easily withstand the wear and tear associated with heavy equipment like a forklift or production machine.

In addition to promoting safety in the workplace, epoxy flooring can also protect customers in retail-driven environments, making a safer environment for shoppers. Aside from preventing injury and offering a safe atmosphere and image, epoxy flooring can lower costs associated with customer and employee injury. Safe surfaces can also encourage employee confidence, allowing them to move quickly, productively and safely across the floor without worrying about the consequences of falling.

Comments are closed.