According to Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, 12.95 billion dollars is spent annually on workplace injuries that involve trips, slips, or falls.
According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the number 2 cause of accidental deaths in America (15% ) is due to slip, trip, and fall accidents, and a cost to Americans of over 70 Billion dollars annually on injury expenses and workers comp claims.
OSHA states the #2 cause of slips, trips, and falls in the workplace is due to loose, unanchored, and raised rugs and mats.
Mohawk Industries states on their website “a 15 foot walk off area can effectively contain 80% of dirt and water before it reaches the carpeting.”
Some common examples of rug-related safety hazards