Benefits of anti-fatigue matting

We have all experienced it… Back, leg, and foot pain from standing for extended periods of time; one of the most common forms of physical fatigue.

Physical fatigue is the inability of a muscle to maintain optimal physical performance. Such fatigue occurs when muscles contract and blood flow becomes reduced. As blood flow decreases, your heart is obligated to work harder to pump blood through the contracted muscles, using more of your body’s energy; resulting in fatigue, discomfort, and pain.

Anti-fatigue mats are an ideal solution to reducing fatigue at workplace. This is accomplished by the unconscious subtle movements in your legs and calf muscles when standing on the mat for prolonged periods of time. This movement naturally increases circulation of blood flow back to the heart; allowing your body’s energy to last for a longer amount of time, reducing fatigue.

The benefit of using ergonomic matting does not end with fatigue, they can also help prevent slip and fall injuries. In Canada, over 42,000 workers get injured annually due to fall accidents; this number represents roughly 17% of all “time-loss injuries”. Of the fall incidence, slips and trips account for 66% of these injuries1. Grease proof anti-fatigue mats or a honeycomb pattern anti-fatigue mat will dramatically reduce the slipperiness of the surface you are standing on, greatly lowering the chances on falling.

Provide your employees with a safe and comfortable work environment with our extensive offering of ergonomic matting and flooring. – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety