Workers who spend a lot of time on their feet can tell you the difference a change in the surface underneath their shoes can make. Standing for long periods of time on a hard surface can lead to back pain, headaches and long-term effects on the human body.
That’s why anti-fatigue mats are an essential piece of equipment in any workplace where employees spend a long stretch of their days standing in one place.
But “fatigue” doesn’t really begin to describe the toll of ill effects that anti-fatigue floor mats can help to minimize or prevent.
For employees on their feet, physical fatigue results from constricted muscles and reduced blood flow. In a fatigued state, the heart is forced to work harder to pump blood through these constricted areas, which in turn drains the overall system– your body– of its energy.
Anti-fatigue mats are designed with ergonomic cushioning that creates an even distribution of weight, and stimulates tiny movements in the leg and calf muscles, promoting improved blood flow and circulation.
Anti-Fatigue Mats for Safety and Increased Productivity
Anti-fatigue mats can do more than help keep your employees healthy and more comfortable – they keep them safer too. A high-quality, anti-fatigue mat can help reduce the chance of slip-and-fall accidents in areas where water or grease can accumulate.
Our anti-fatigue mats are constructed of durable, oil, grease and chemical-resistant rubber with beveled edges for easy transition from floor to mat. They’re also ADA-compliant and certified as slip-resistant by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI).
Static-dissipative material also makes them safe for welding and anti-microbial properties provide lifetime protection against odors and degradation.
It almost goes without saying that safer and more comfortable employees are more productive as well. But the bottom line benefits can be significant. The aches and pains of a poorly protected workforce take a toll that studies have estimated at billions of dollars annually in lost productivity.
What Can a Floor Mat Program Do For You?
At Budget Uniform, we provide a safe, reliable and cost-effective program of floor mat rental that can keep your employees happier, healthier and more productive. You’ll have the added confidence that comes from working with a family-owned business that treats your employees like our own.
Call us or click on the link below to learn more about what we can do for you and your employees.