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Do Anti Fatigue Matting Products Increase Worker Productivity?
Anti-fatigue matting works by causing you to make natural yet imperceptible flexing of the muscles as your body makes adjustments to keep a balanced position. As your muscles tense and relax, blood and oxygen flow back to the heart, and the buildup of lactic acid, which causes fatigue, is reduced.
In general, employers selecting antislip, anti-fatigue matting should not rely on manufacturer's claims but rather should test selected products on their own floors under real working conditions. You can’t get a good judge of the matting from reading a description. There isn’t a good standard to judge them by either. The best method to decide on the proper anti fatigue matting is to get samples or purchase samples and test them yourself. This will give you a true sense of what the mats can or can’t do.
In summary, anti fatigue floor matting will improve productivity by reducing injury and fatigue in the work place. This will also decrease cost for training new employees. You will need to test the matting for your work conditions to determine the best floor matting for your company and your employees.
The results of the worker's perception is significant but even more important was the strong correlation between the use of anti fatigue matting and worker productivity. The company went from a high rate of absentism and lost time due to injuries before the use of anti fatigue mats to an increase in productivity of 2.2 percent after the installation of the mats. Half of that increase in productivity was due to lower rate of absentism. The other 50 percent can be directly linked to the decrease in injuries and the lost time because of injuries.
Hard Cost Savings of $360,000.00 x 2 = $720,000.00 Soft Cost Savings
In conclusion, the results were clear. Workers had a more favorable perception of work due to an increase in comfort and decrease in stress and body fatigue. There were significant reductions is injuries and absentisms as a result of using anti fatigue matting, thus making a significant impact on productivity and morale.
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