Care, Cleaning And Maintenance
Your texture rubberized Lay-A-Weigh® Rubber surface is customized during the application process to meet individualized end use needs and safety requirements. If the area is to be mopped, the system is applied having a dimpled/orange, peal-like finish. Exterior surfaces and/or transitional public access ways such as those which are subjected to the elements of nature, watering of plants in garden centers, etc., require a greater degree of texture for maximum skid/slip fall resistant safety. Medium textured surfaces may also be specified.
Lay-A-Weigh Rubber protects against S.T.F.s
According to OSHA slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. The OSHA standards for walking and working surfaces apply to all permanent places of employment, except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed.
OSHA recommends that walking surfaces have a Static Coefficient of Friction of "0.50" A research project sponsored by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) conducted tests with persons with disabilities and concluded that a higher coefficient of friction was needed by such persons. A static coefficient of friction of "0.60" is recommended for accessible routes and 0.80 for ramps.
According to ADA, Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG), Accessible Elements and Spaces: Scope and Technical Requirements, as pertaining to 4.5 Ground and Floor Surfaces, "ground and floor surfaces along accessible routes and in access rooms/spaces, including floors, walks, ramps, stairs, and curb ramps, shall be stable, firm, slip-resistant, and comply with 4.5 standard.
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