Roscoe Blog

Anti-fatigue Mats Increase Worker Productivity

Jim Buik - Friday, May 23, 2014

The Roscoe Company has recently added a new 2'x3' size in anti-fatigue mats designed for individual work stations. The mat rental company wants to point out the benefits of anti-fatigue mats or mats with anti-fatigue properties. A mat that is useful year round.

Anti-fatigue mats are made from a durable, closed-cell Nitrile foam rubber that is resistant to grease, oil and chemicals. It has beveled edges for easier floor to mat transition. Textured surface offers superior slip and skid resistance. Furthermore, anti-microbial treatment reduces odors by inhibiting the growth of germs and bacteria. And above all, it's completely launderable.

The great thing about anti-fatigue mats is that they make concrete floors more ergonomically friendly which greatly benefit your employees. Studies have been conducted that prove the superiority of having anti-fatigue mats in the workplace. Among the results:

  • Reduces slip and fall injuries: Anti-fatigue mats improve traction which many slip and fall incidents are caused by. Injuries caused by slip and fall accidents includes everything from strained muscles to broken bones and anti-fatigue mats are the leading preventatives of this.
  • Reduces breakage of glass and other materials: Anti-fatigue mats absorb shock and sound, and eliminate vibrations. Therefore, anything that is dropped, which could lead to chemical or bio-hazardous spills, and lost profit, is less likely to break. This is safer for the worker and the company.
  • Decreases back pain and stress: Placing anti-fatigue mats at workstations for employees who stand for long periods of time can take away the stress that occurs on the muscle groups in the lower back. This stress results in muscle pain and tension which can spread throughout the back, neck and shoulders.
  • Prevents repetitive stress injuries and fatigue: The padding of an anti-fatigue mat diffuses the pressure caused by reduced blood flow to the lower legs which can result in bone misalignment and joint degeneration.
  • Increases productivity: Since employees are enjoying better health and comfort they will exhibit higher efficiency, concentration and improved morale, all which directly impact productivity. Also, if the organization is saving money on injuries that means increased revenue and improved production rates.

Employee health and safety make anti-fatigue mats a vital accessory in industrial, retail and laboratory work environments.

While anti-fatigue mats can cost hundreds of dollars each to purchase, the mat company's rental program provides them at no up-front cost and cleans them on a periodic basis. Contact a Roscoe representative to sample a 2'x3' or 3'x5' Complete Comfort Mat and experience improved worker productivity, health and safety.

Happy Friday and a wonderful Memorial Day!

Contact us to learn more about Roscoe: The Chicago Work Uniform Company

Recent Posts


work uniform rental clean show ISO 9001:2015 shop towels family picnic facilities management services branded merchandise chicago tribune fleece soil scanning automatic hand sanitizers manufacturing hygienically clean custom floor mats restroom hygiene products logo mats logo apparel unifirst wet mops automatic paper towel dispensers outerwear activewear history super bristle mats SHARP certification hand sanitizer community service laundry services image apparel air sanitizer sorting system wastewater treatment testimonials local and independent laundryESP Innovation award garden city business center teamwork executive management institute (EMI) A21 WalkForFreedom customer satisfaction survey blood drive 20-year-club keynelink floor mat rental flu prevention governor's sustainability award net promoter score Angel Tree restroom cleaning supplies Earth Day Sustainability leasing blackhawks arrow uniform ISO 9001:2008 Independent Textile Rental Association (ITRA) cleaning process restroom mats barcode wipers work uniforms kannegiesser succession planning FreshSeat RFID textile rental services association (TRSA) UHF chips lawndale business renaissance association (LBRA) invoicing midwest textile services association (MTSA) microfiber food processing 95th anniversary coat angels restroom supplies scraper mats nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE) food safety modernization act (FSMA) case study family business toilet seat sanitizer high visibility continuous improvement anti-fatigue mats executive uniform garments success story automatic foam soap roll towels soaker mats illinois patriot education fund (IPEF) pathogen elimination national fire protection association (NFPA) flame resistant microbial contamination ANSI image mats anti-static uniforms sludge filter shortages hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) toilet seat cleaners facility tour feeding america dust mops shop towel rule g&k customer communication linen laundry bags OSHA clean green certified cintas National Safety Month