- Know the purpose of the mat. Anti-slip or other mats are not the same as anti-fatigue mats. Choose a mat that matches your needs best.
- The thickness of the mat. Softer and thicker may not always be better. Choose a mat that provides some elasticity, but at the same time is not so soft that a person feels they cannot stand comfortably.
- Know the environment the mat will be used in
- Mats should not slip, or create a trip hazard.
- Mats should have sloped edges (sloped edges are less of a trip hazard, and allows carts to roll over them more easily)
- Mats may need to be cleaned. In some areas, such as food preparation, being able to adequately clean the mats will be important.
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Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety