REACH is a regulation of the European Union for improving the protection of human health and the environment from chemical risks. WEARWELL, Inc. has been active in complying with REACH since 2008. To the best of our knowledge and belief, no WEARWELL, Inc. products contain banned or restricted substances or SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) under REACH regulations. If at any time there are any known SVHC present in these products, details will be published as guidance for users. We continuously monitor REACH developments and work with our suppliers to ensure compliance.
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Wearwell products fall under the definition of “Articles” as outlined by OSHA. This means that under normal conditions, there is no expectation that our products release amounts of hazardous materials that pose a physical hazard or health risk to our customers. So no MSDS is available or required for Wearwell goods.
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The life expectancy can vary dramatically depending on a multitude of factors such as: foot traffic, exposure to oils, caustic chemicals or fluids, excessive temperatures, cleaning and maintenance schedule, compound, etc. The following are general guidelines based on our customers’ experience (your experience may vary):
Yes. We have an excellent summary of the most often cited studies and a yearlong productivity trial conducted at a manufacturing plant in Tennessee. You can review the results in our Proven Cost Reduction PDF.
ESD mats protect sensitive equipment by drawing static electricity off workers before they touch susceptible chemicals or apparatus. Humans quickly generate static electricity through friction caused by walking or using chairs with casters. With a simple touch, this static electricity is passed from the person to sensitive electronics. One such shock can destroy internal microchips or cause a spark that can ignite flammable chemicals. However, if the person steps on a ESD mat, the static is safely transferred from the person to the ground.
Most commonly called Switchboard Matting, non-conductive mats insulate and protect workers from deadly shocks generated by high voltage equipment. (This type of electrical shock is dangerous because it has high amperage.) These mats will not allow the electricity to conduct through the worker, and hence protects workers from serious injury.
There are two possibilities:
Our Modular ESD mats (788 & 789) have a resistance between 3x10^4 and 5x10^5 ohms which falls in the low end of the conductive range. There are two different methods for grounding these mats.
Different users will require different resistances to ground. It is important to test the mat at various places to ground and set up the area to meet your individual requirements. If you aren’t sure where to start we suggest that you begin with no more than 2 ungrounded tiles between grounded ones.
Coefficient of Friction or COF is the measure of traction provided by the surface of the mat. It is a measurement of force that must be exerted before an object slips. Therefore, the higher the number, the better the traction. OSHA recommends a minimum COF of .5 in dry areas and .25 in wet. The ADA recommends .6 on flat surfaces and .8 on ramps
Our GRITSHIELD and ErgoDeck No-Slip cleated products are the best Wearwell® mats to use in slippery areas. GRITSHIELD is our unique grit system that provides up to 40% higher traction. ErgoDeck with No-Slip cleats are a revolutionary solution for high traction, longer–lasting slip prevention in even the most extreme environments.
The actual test for softness is determined by the material and manufacturing process of the mat. There are two that conform to Wearwell products:
Compression Deflection - This is one way of measuring the softness or comfort level of a sponge mat. It measures how much a person's foot sinks into the mat – the higher the reading, the softer the mat. The results are affected by the thickness of the sponge backing and the flexibility of the surface material. We consider .20 - .5 the ideal range using the ASTM D575 test methods.
Durometer - The measure of hardness/softness of molded rubber and molded PVC mats. As a general rule, the lower the durometer, the softer the mat. Most of our mats range between 45-70 durometer. We consider between 45 and 65 durometer to be ideal range for molded rubber mats using the ASTM D2240 test methods.