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Are Anti-Fatigue Mats Worth The Investment?

December 21, 2013

There is a lot of controversy whether anti-fatigue mats are worth the investment. After working on my feet for years in retail I can personally attest to the wonders of anti-fatigue matting.

According to OSHA, musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) account for an estimated $1 of every $3 spent on workers’ compensation.

The craziest part about that statistic is that it is largely avoidable. Just ask the employee who stands for prolonged periods of time. Their feet, ankles, knees hips and back are not designed to stand on hard surfaces like cement floors for an eight hour shift.

What does that mean to you as the employer? Lower productivity and worker morale and this leads to higher worker compensation claims and additional medical expenses. In my opinion anti-fatigue mats are the lowest cost investment for the long-term health and safety of your employees.

 

Thanks for reading,

Lynn

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