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Why Should You Use Anti-Fatigue Mats in Your Facility?

Benefits of Rubber Matting

Warehousing, industrial manufacturing, and shipping industries often require workers to stand in one location for a prolonged period to perform their work. Though this may appear to be harmless on the surface, prolonged standing without proper equipment—such as rubber matting—can pose several safety and health risks. As leading providers of high-quality equipment solutions, the team at Commander Warehouse Equipment knows that the right equipment can make a world of difference for employees. That is why we have compiled some information to demonstrate why you should use anti-fatigue mats in your facility and how they can keep your employees safe and comfortable.

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What are Anti-Fatigue Mats?

Anti-fatigue mats, also known as workstation matting and rubber matting, are flooring products that are specifically designed to help reduce fatigue caused by standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time. Anti-fatigue matting is available in a selection of different materials (rubber, carpet, vinyl, and wood), making it easy to find the perfect option for your work environment.

Benefits of Anti-Fatigue Mats for Industrial Applications

Anti-fatigue matting offers the following benefits for industrial applications of all sizes:

Increased Employee Health and Comfort

Workers who need to stand for long periods on hard surfaces will often experience physical fatigue caused by their leg muscles becoming stiff and constricted. The longer an employee stands on a hard surface, the harder their legs and heart must work to keep them in the upright position, causing a reduction in blood flow in addition to pain and discomfort. Anti-fatigue mats work to alleviate this problem by allowing leg muscles to subtly contract and expand as they adjust to the flexibility of the mat. This slight muscle movement helps increase blood flow and the amount of oxygen reaching the heart, reducing strain and drastically increasing comfort.

Enhanced Worker Productivity and Safety

While proper footwear can prevent a lot of the fatigue associated with standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time, anti-fatigue mats can further absorb the shock caused by walking and reduce foot fatigue. By combining proper footwear with workstation matting, workers can minimize the problem of sore feet, allowing them to maintain a consistent level of productivity. A lack of soreness and fatigue is also crucial for maintaining a high level of awareness, reducing the chance of accidents and various safety incidents.

To learn more about our selection of rubber matting products or to inquire about our other equipment solutions, get in touch with the team at Commander Warehouse Equipment. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to help you choose the perfect products for your facility.

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