Floor Matting: Reduce fatigue. Prevent slips. Improve productivity.
Foot, leg and back pain resulting from long days of standing and working is one of the most common causes of physical fatigue in the workplace. Aches and pains of long term standing, known as Cumulative Standing Trauma (CST), is excessive stress on the spine and back muscles due to stagnant body positions or poor distribution of body weight which may cause pain and injury. One part of the solution for this issue is appropriate floor matting for the workspace.
Another issue facing healthcare facilities today are injuries to both staff and guest, resulting from slips and falls. In their recent Injury Impact Report, the Travelers Companies Inc., identified slips, trips, and falls as the second most common and costly cause of workplace accidents and injuries (manual material handling was first).
AliMed has a wide selection of ergonomic mats from quality vendors to meet all your needs. Anti-fatigue Mats are designed to reduce tension and strain on the body caused by standing in one place for an extended period of time by allowing small muscle movements permitting increased circulation. Anti-Slip Mats are engineered to give more traction helping prevent slips, trips and falls resulting in safer workspaces. Critical environment Mats are used where cleanliness is important and may have anti-microbial properties, static control properties, may be usable in cleanroom or food prep environments, or be able to be sterilized. Entrance Mats help reduce contaminants and keep your facility clean by absorbing soil and water, and keeping soil at the door and out of the building.
All matting is composed of various materials and many are available by the roll or in custom sizes.
- *Study at England’s Loughborough University, October 2012: http://ehstoday.com/health