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How Can Anti Fatigue Mats Help Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders?

Anti Fatigue Mat

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, “Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are among the most frequently reported causes of lost or restricted work time” .  A major contributor of MSDs is work environment and more importantly the surfaces employees stand on. These surfaces can either exacerbate the risk of MSDs and absenteeism or promote long-term health, safety, and productivity.

MSDs develop gradually over time and are injuries that impact muscles, tendons, nerves, cartilage, joints, and the spine. Luckily Anti-fatigue mats are a proven way to help reduce MSD Injuries in the workplace.

Anti-fatigue mats reduce joint impact which in turn reduces the risk of developing MSD injures.  Our premium anti-fatigue mats are made from 100% nitrile rubber.  Unlike lower-quality mats made from PVC  or a PVC-rubber blend, nitrile does not compress – maintaining its ergonomic support for the mat’s entire lifespan. Our mats have been tested over 15+ years and proven to be not too soft and not too frim. They are ideal for a worker’s joint & muscles.

Another benefit of using Anti Fatigue mats is that they improve circulation. When standing on anti-fatigue mat your legs are naturally active through subtle movements and changes in posture. This promotes healthy circulation and blood flow. On the flip side when you stand on a hard surface you tend to stand in a static or locked position and limit movement, which causes stiffness and reduces circulation. This causes swelling and inflammation in the feet and legs. Over time this can gradually lead to the above mentioned MSD injuries.

Finding the right Anti fatigue mat for your work space is easy – our mats are custom made to your requirement with a quick turnaround time. Please contact us for a quote on a custom mat or to learn more about why they are an important part of any work environment.