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  • Harvard University Installs Snow-Melting Mats Around Campus to Reduce Risk of Slip-and-fall Accidents
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Harvard University Installs Snow-Melting Mats Around Campus to Reduce Risk of Slip-and-fall Accidents

Harvard University Installs Snow-Melting Mats Around Campus to Reduce Risk of Slip-and-fall Accidents
Doraville, GA, December, 2017—
Cambridge, MA, home to Harvard University with its 22,000 students and 12,000 employees, receives approximately 52 inches of snowfall a year. Coupled with winter temperatures that can plunge into the single digits and teens, slip-and-fall accidents due to snow and ice buildup is a real concern for Tom Somerville, building services coordinator at the university. Last season his team installed several HeatTrak snow-melting mat systems to reduce the risk of these accidents.

“We ordered a variety of mats, both residential and industrial, for many applications across campus,” Somerville said. “These included entrance ways, rooftops, and walkways. We’ve been very pleased at how they are performing and at how they are meeting our objective of lowering risk.” 

HeatTrak’s snow melting mat systems are designed to prevent snow and ice accumulation at industrial facilities and commercial environments, according to senior HeatTrak product specialist Ryan Williams. He explained that HeatTrak mats prevent new snow from accumulating by melting it on contact at a rate of two inches per hour.

“Our snow melting mats are durable, economical, and stand up to heavy foot traffic. They have made a significant difference at Harvard University by keeping their building entrances and other areas clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue they had is a common one at facilities with heavy foot traffic. Our mats have become the ‘go-to’ solution to address this problem,” Williams said.

HeatTrak is the developer and primary manufacturer of outdoor heated matting products. Founded in 2004, the company’s products are an efficient, convenient, and economical way to eliminate snow and ice accumulation around the workplace. With more than 50,000 mats in use around North America at facilities that include Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and universities, the company has become the industry expert in snow removal matting products. Its electrically heated snow melting mats plug into any standard 120V, 208V or 240V electrical outlet, melting snow and ice on contact. HeatTrak products help facility managers reduce slip-and-fall rates, thereby reducing their liability exposure and helping to lower their insurance premiums. Read more about HeatTrak and the company’s complete range of solutions at https://heattrak.com/collections/industrial-mats.

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