From: Yaritza Brinker <YBrinker**At_Symbol_Here**FELE.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] lab floor mat question
Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 17:57:37 +0000
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I've used anti-fatigue mats in the past in a lab setting. Beveled edges mitigate the trip hazard. Also, you can buy chemical resistant mats. Of course, resistance is tied to the mat material type just like your gloves.


That particular lab was horse-show shaped with a table in the middle of the horse shoe. We had a few mats in different sections of the horseshoe shaped aisle. One day a co-worker thought it would be great if all the mats were lined up to cover the whole area that she was working in that day. However, putting all of those mats together was a bad idea because it made the floor uneven in between the mats. Also, there was no color distinction to go by when stepping from mat to mat. So by positioning beveled edge mats next to each other, she created a trip hazard.


Thank you,


Yaritza Brinker



From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU> On Behalf Of Burgmeier, Sally
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Is there a certain type of material recommended for an anti-fatigue floor mat to be used in a "general chemistry" type of storeroom at a college? I was concerned about chemical interactions with concentrated acids, bases, hydrogen peroxide, or acetone if a spill would occur. Also, are these considered a tripping hazard?


Thank you for any information,

Sally Burgmeier

Augustana College

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