Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace cover a wide range of strains, pains and conditions. HSE figures estimate that 11.6 million working days a year are lost due to MSDs.
Comfort and posture in the workplace can be improved with industrial matting, especially products that are designed to reduce fatigue from standing. Anti-fatigue products include a wide range of rubber matting or vinyl/foam based options.
Anti-fatigue matting (industrial matting that provides a cushioned standing surface) can reduce the onset of pain from prolonged standing, especially to the feet, legs and lower back.
While many aches and pains from standing are very often short-lived, than can sometimes to lead to more serious health conditions such as varicose veins and back pain. Industrial matting is a sensible preventative measure in increasing comfort and reducing the risks of slips in the workplace, therefore increasing productivity too.