Pilgrim Mat Services assists companies in meeting OSHA's revised Walking and Working Surface Guidelines, reducing their exposure to "slip and falls".
Online PR News – 20-June-2011 – – Pilgrim Mat Services (PilgrimMats.com), a premiere mat rental, logo mat, dust mop and restroom hygiene company in the Atlanta and West Palm Beach areas, now has a certified Walkway Auditor available to its customers.
The Walkway Auditor Certification is granted by the National Floor Safety Institute only after rigorous instruction and testing. The curriculum includes OSHA's revised Walking and Working Surface Requirements, How and Why Slips, Trips and Falls Occur, Floor Covering Materials and Their Recommended Applications, Proper Floor Maintenance Methods and Procedures, and Hands-on Use of Walkway Tribometers.
"Pilgrim Mat Services can now conduct a walkway safety inspection at our customers' locations, providing actionable recommendations to reduce slip and fall," said Fred Anderson, a certified auditor and Vice President at Pilgrim Mat Services. "Avoiding slips, trips and falls can save a business thousands of dollars."
According to data from the All Injury Program, a cooperative program involving the
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, over eight million
people were treated for slip- and fall-related injuries in 2008. Excluding the 15 to 24 age group, slips and falls were the leading cause of nonfatal injuries. A Walkway Audit can help businesses prevent these injuries.
"Pilgrim Mat Services is proud to have a certified auditor available to customers and prospects," added Anderson. "We encourage you to call us today to schedule your walkway audit."
About Pilgrim Mat Services
Pilgrim Mat Services is a community-based company serving local businesses with in-person mat rental services and national clients with our direct mat sales program.
As a premiere dust control company, we help customers stay safe and green with a full suite of mat rental and facilities management products and services, including: customized logo mats, carpeted mats, safety and message mats and non-slip kitchen mats. Pilgrim's facilities services programs for restrooms and kitchens offers the rental and purchase of paper towels, bathroom tissue, soap, air fresheners, urinal and commode mats and toilet seat cleansers.
About the National Floor Safety Institute
The National Floor Safety Institute was founded in 1997 as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to aid in the prevention of slips, trips-and-falls through education, research, and standards development.