Employers are expending a significant amount of time, money, and effort on assuring the safety of their personnel and guests as workers across North America return to their offices, factories, warehouses, stores, and other places of business following the pandemic. Naturally, a lot of these initiatives centre on the safety measures we've grown accustomed to over the course of this long year: masks, hand washing, social isolation, and increased cleaning and sanitization of surfaces and circulated air.
But many business owners are unaware that a crucial element of cleaning up their workplaces practically lies at their feet. High traffic areas can turn into a highway for contaminants of all types, including viruses, to enter the workplace.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently conducted a research that showed virus can spread quickly and easily on floors in polluted locations. Staff members' shoes bring in 50% of them.
Of course, viruses aren't the only things that shoes' bottoms might bring inside with them. Bacteria and other contaminants can make other sanitising measures significantly less successful because they are also mobile.
Because of this, establishments like laboratories, hospitals, and restaurants spend money on floor mats that are carefully made to capture contaminants before they may contaminate a sterile environment. These "sticky mats" wipe and sanitise visitors' shoes before they enter the facility when positioned in the doors of clean rooms or other sensitive areas that must remain sterile.
Clean room floor mats have a tacky surface that attracts dirt, grime, and other impurities. Canada Mats also sells a number of clean, sterilised mats that use anti-microbial technology to help fight microorganisms. In order to protect against degradation from microorganisms and reduce pollutants, bacteria, and odour emissions in entryways and other heavy traffic areas.