Perhaps you’ve noticed that if you stand for a long time on a hard surface like concrete, your legs and your back start to hurt. This type of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) is very common in the workplace. By some estimates, MSD’s account for more than 40 percent of lost-time compensation claims. That’s where anti-fatigue mats come in. Anti-fatigue mats are designed to reduce this discomfort.
When you stand on a hard surface for a long time, your muscles begin to contract. As your muscles contract, your heart has to work harder to pump blood through your circulatory system. When muscles stay contracted, nerves are also affected. Those standing can feel pain in their feet, legs, and back. Some people even suffer stiffness in their necks and shoulders. Standing on a hard surface also contributes to joint problems, compression of the spinal cord, and the formation of bunions and callouses.
There is some hard peer-reviewed science supporting the use of anti-fatigue mats. There is no doubt that employees feel better and prefer standing on anti-fatigue mats.
Anti-fatigue mats are designed to minimize this muscle contraction. The mats are thick and flexible and encourage those standing to move slightly. These micro-movements promote circulation and reduce the muscle contraction, which is turn reduce pain. These mats also act as an insulator against cold floors, another source of discomfort.
Eagle Mat has several anti-fatigue mats to choose from depending on the work area and application. We have special Drainage Tile anti-fatigue mats for industrial wet areas. We have Diamond Plate mats that are designed to be chemical and abrasion resistant and are safely beveled for foot traffic or wheel use. We even have plush anti-fatigue mats that come in different colors for a stylish commercial solution. Whatever you choose, good quality anti-fatigue mats are a big plus for your business.
Do you have other questions? Are you not sure what you need? It’s easy to contact us, and we’re happy to help you. You can always call us at (877) 333-1018 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.