Don’t forget your Anti-Fatique Mat. Article explains why.

Most often times people equip themselves with an ergonomic office but forget to include ergonomic flooring. In this article we discuss why having an anti-fatique mat is important to your health and cost saving. Remember, Don’t forget your Anti-Fatigue Mat.

Industrial Commercial ANTI-FATIGUE MATS… Proven to be ergonomically beneficial to standing employees.

The effects of standing on hard flooring without proper anti-fatigue mats can cause:

  • Pain and discomfort in the back, legs and feet
  • Varicose veins
  • Increased fatigue
  • Reduced work productivity
  •  Increased chances at making mistakes
  • Reduced quality of work performance
  • Reduced levels of customer service
  • Increase risk of injury
  • Increased absenteeism
  •  Increased OSHA recordables
  • Increased overtime
  • Increased costs in production and worker compensation or medical insurance premiums

We are very proud to supply Premium Comfort + Lasting Quality + Eco-friendly anti fatigue mats.  We are especially excited about the NewLife Eco-Pro Anti-fatigue Mats.  We highly encourage its use for many applications such as Retailers, Grocery Stores, Pharmacies,  Hotels,  Restaurants,  Manufacturers,  Hospitals,  Banks,  Universities,  State & local government offices.  And do not forget about the office & home office since many individuals are adapting to standing throughout the workday.

Benefits of Anti-Fatique Floor Mats

Benefits of Anti-Fatique Floor Mats

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THE FACTS AND ROI

$50-60 billion cost to American employers due to workers physical discomfort
23 number of work days lost per worker per year due to reduced productivity due to MSDs
40% employees suffering from workplace fatigue
25-40 number of minutes it takes for fatigue to set in while standing
#1 lower back pain ranks as the single greatest cause for lost productivity
19% of all workers’ compensation claims are due to low back pain
100% US Dept of Labor suggests anti-fatigue floor mats for workers who stand

MEDICAL FACTS
33.8% of all newly disabled workers is caused by back pain and other MSDs
40% of all absences from work is from back pain, average time off is a week/employee
1$ of every 3$ in compensation claims is due to a MSD
100+ the number of reports OSHA recommends the use of anti-fatigue mats
#1 the ranking of prolonged standing as a risk factor for MSDs
$8,000 average cost of MSD comp claims with the cost for all other comp claims is half this
$22,500 the average cost savings from preventing one case of MSD

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  • According to a recent study conducted by the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, the NewLife Eco-Pro Anti-Fatigue Mat was the ONLY anti-fatigue mat proven to:
  • Show a statistically significant difference in reducing spinal compression in workers who stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Show a statistically significant increase in flexibility in workers who stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Conclusion: The use of NewLife Eco-Pro Anti-fatigue Mats helps prevent and alleviate pain associated with standing at work. As a result, it can help increase productivity and reduce exposure to health claims.

Pitfalls to providing employees with inferior mat products

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Rubber mats and vinyl top sponge mats offer minimal ergonomic and safety benefits:

  • Studies show that they perform the same as standing on a bare floor with no mat*.
  • Results in increased spinal compression and reduced flexibility
  • Offer little if any energy absorption and energy return
  • Results in increased fatigue, physical stress and discomfort
  • Do not properly suspend body weight
  • Results in poor body posture and foot, leg and back pain
  • Do not offer proper support to encourage continued blood circulation
  • Results in greater fatigue and discomfort
  • Compress, delaminate and break down quickly
  • Results in frequent replacements
  • Edges curl, tear or disintegrate
  • Results in possible trip hazards and possible injury
  • Sponge bottoms break-down and absorb moisture

Results in microbial growth, musty smells and unsanitary conditions

CASE STUDIES
• Redwing Shoe manufacturing used mats to help reduce workers comp claims by 70%
• Oxford Automotive parts manufacturer reduced their MSDs by 88% with anti-fatigue mats
• Duracell’s manufacturing facilities’ accident rate was reduced by 81% with the use of anti-fatigue mats
• The use of anti-fatigue mats in a Military Repair Center helped return $2.5 per dollar spent
• Case studies show the ROI for ergonomic strategies is as great as $34.26 per dollar spent
• The average return is $4 to $6 for every dollar invested in safety and health

Expected ROI Example (Large Chain Retailer)

Number of employees in company = 160,000
Reduction for non-standing employees: 160,000 – 20% = 128,000 employees
Cost savings: 128,000 x $37.5 = $4,800,000 / year or $24,000,000 (5 years, mat lifetime)
Cost savings/mat: $4,800,000 / $48,000 (mats needed) = $100/mat/year
Mats pay for themselves in less than a year!

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We are available to provide assistance with any anti fatigue mat needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 877-907-8688, info@ergoprise.com or via live chat.

Ergoprise: is a certified, woman-owned, multi-brand provider of high quality office, mobile, and industrial ergonomic tools located in Austin, Texas. Through our showroom, website, and sales team we offer a broad range of ergonomic products that have been selected to provide individuals with a comfortable working environment that delivers an excellent return on investment.

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