Reduce Winter Slip-and-Fall Accidents with WaterHog Floor Mats

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Ultimate Mats, a national provider of WaterHog branded interior and exterior floor mats, is urging businesses across the country to be aware of the dangers of slip-and-fall.


Prosper, TX, December 18, 2013 - (PressReleasePoint) - Ultimate Mats, a national provider of WaterHog branded interior and exterior floor mats, is urging businesses across the country to be aware of the dangers of slip-and-fall accidents on their property-- as well as the exorbitant costs these incidents often generate.

"The annual costs of slip-and-fall injuries in the United States is around $60 billion - that's billion with a 'b'," says David Chapman, founder of Ultimate Mats. "In today's tight economy, absorbing the costs of even a single slip-and-fall accident can be detrimental and even fatal for a business."

According to the National Safety Council, about 25,000 people become victims of a slip-and-fall incident every single day in America -- or about one every four seconds. In addition, these mishaps result in some $3.5 million in expenses per hour every hour of every single day of a calendar year. And the NSC says that for each individual slip-and-fall incident, the average associated costs total over $20,200 in medical expenses and related charges.

"I think Americans don't realize the seriousness of slip-and-fall accidents," says Chapman. "More than a million people visit U.S. emergency rooms every year after they slip and fall, making this category the leading cause of accidental injury in America -- even more than burns, lacerations, and motor vehicle accidents."

What's more, the potential for slip-and-fall accidents increases during the winter months, says Chapman. With the abundance of snow, sleet, and ice outdoors, consumers tend to track moisture into businesses where it winds up on interior floors. And Chapman notes that when you consider the additional foot traffic during both the holiday and the post-holiday sale and return seasons, and combine that with winter footwear that often offers less traction on flat surfaces, the ingredients for a wintertime slip-and-fall accident exist in almost any type of business.

Thankfully, the presence of a heavy-duty WaterHog floor mat can help mitigate and minimize the risk of slip-and-fall accidents caused by excessive moisture on floors. Each WaterHog mat has the astounding capability to trap a gallon and a half of water per square yard. All that moisture (along with sand, salt, and other wintertime particulates) that remains on the WaterHog mat means that it isn't resting on the floors of a business -- where it can cause a costly and painful slip-and-fall accident.

Every WaterHog mat is made with a "waffle" raised square pattern that scrapes debris and liquid off of footwear instead of allowing it to be tracked onto floors. The polypropylene surface dries quickly so that the mat itself doesn't remain slippery. And with a smooth backing for flat surfaces or a cleated backing for carpets, the WaterHog is certified as slip-resistant by the National Floor Safety Institute, so it will stay put under even the heaviest foot traffic.

Business owners who want to obtain a long-lasting, attractive WaterHog mat for their establishments can check out Ultimate Mats' wide selection on the company's website. From the popular WaterHog Classic and the stylish WaterHog Masterpiece Select, to the eye-catching WaterHog Signature logo mat and the environmentally-friendly WaterHog Eco Elite, Ultimate Mats has a WaterHog product to fit any business owner's needs and budget. To learn more about WaterHog mats, visit www.UltimateMats.com or call 1-866-374-3756.

About Ultimate Mats:
Ultimate Mats offers effective floor protection products for any type of business, facility, or residential application. In addition to the WaterHog, Ultimate Mats carries a wide selection of anti-fatigue, logo, and interior floor mats. The people of Ultimate Mats take great pride in providing superior customer service to help businesses and consumers select the ideal floor mat for their needs.
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