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When someone stands for a long period of time, it’s just natural for the body to become tired. Standing at a concert or sports event may cause you to be sore the next day but won’t result in damage to your body. However, standing non-stop during an eight or ten-hour shift at work can cause some problems down the road. As an employer in a restaurant, hospital, or hospitality company, you’re probably familiar with the pain from standing for long periods of time on tile or concrete. Anit-fatigue mats can ward off some of these concerns in the workplace to reduce tension as a benefit to both the company and its employees.

1. Foot Protection

The more time spent standing at work, the more prone someone becomes too damaging their feet. A common type of foot pain called Plantar Fasciitis is when the plantar fascia ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes, strained. Inflammation, swelling, and pain when standing and walking are the results. Unfortunately, many employees simply can’t take time off to rest their feet. Renting a fatigue mat as part of your

Unfortunately, many employees simply can’t take time off to rest their feet. Renting a fatigue mat as part of your industrial textile products budget is a great idea. These mats make standing easier on the feet, and less prone to Plantar Fasciitis and other foot problems. Over time, this is much more cost-effective than having employee compensation claims or missing time from work due to foot injuries.

2. Uniform Protection

What does an anti-fatigue mat have to do with uniforms? These mats create a non-stick surface, which makes possible uniform stains due to slipping much less likely.  Of course, the bigger issue here is the overall safety. Placing anti-fatigue mats in common high volume areas such entrances, doors, and kitchen sinks, reduce the risk of both employees and customers slipping and falling.

3. OSHA Recommended

Those who are in tune with OSHA’s safety guidelines and recommendations know that anti-fatigue mats come highly recommended by OSHA. In most cases, OSHA recommends the use of anti-fatigue mats in the restaurant, healthcare, and hospitality workplaces, with rare exception. If it isn’t possible to put down mats in your facility’s space, then shoes with shock absorption and other features are recommended for employees. However, in most workplaces, anti-fatigue mats fit well as they come in many different shapes and sizes. It’s important to note that anti-slip mats are not the same as anti-fatigue mats. While anti-fatigue mats do help against slipping, they also have special features to cushion the foot.

4. Improving Morale

Beyond being safe and practical, anti-fatigue mats simply boost morale. If an employee feels safe in their work environment, they’re more likely to enjoy being there, which will be seen through their enthusiasm with customers, clients, and patients.  A comfortable workspace creates a happy employee, and while there are many ways to accomplish this, installing anti-fatigue mats is a good first step.

Get Your Mats With Wilkins Linen 

For anti-fatigue mats and all of your linen services including rental, cleaning, and management needs, you can rely on Wilkins Linen for. Contact us today to learn more about our services for the Conroe, Houston, and surrounding areas.

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