From: Harry Elston <harry**At_Symbol_Here**MIDWESTCHEMSAFETY.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] lab floor mat question
Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 13:07:42 -0500
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Ergonomic or stress reducing ("anti-fatigue") floor mats are common in industrial area. They are specifically designed to not present tripping hazards when used properly. However, many are subject to chemical degradation when exposed to solvents, acids and bases. I've not heard of a fire created by their use, but I have personally witnessed several turning to black goo, requiring replacement after only a few months/years of use.




From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU> On Behalf Of Burgmeier, Sally
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2021 12:22
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] lab floor mat question


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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