The Real Effects of Anti-Fatigue Mats
May 22, 2018
More and more companies are offering employees standing desks in an effort to counteract the unhealthy side effects of sitting all day.
In their effort to create a healthier work environment, employers are often forgetting to combat the back, knee, and foot pain that comes with standing all day!
Companies with employees that stand all day—doing manual labor or working on assembly lines—understand the importance of fatigue matting in their workspace.
Not only do anti-fatigue mats make the workday more comfortable for workers who stand most of the day but they also prevent more serious health concerns, including irreversible circulatory problems.
How do these mats work?
They simply create a softer surface for your feet to stand on, creating space for your circulation to continue to flow. See, when we stand on hard surfaces for extended periods of time, our circulation is cut off and thus decreases the amount of oxygen traveling to the heart
. This article cites that, because of these responses to standing, making a small investment on anti-fatigue mats can actually save your company money in the long run.
Be proactive in defending your employees’ wellbeing! Australian Uniform Service offers our customers a variety of mats—from custom, branded doormats to durable anti-fatigue mats.
Contact us today to learn how we can help your company!