Definition - What does Anti-Fatigue Mat mean?
An anti-fatigue mat is a mat that are specifically designed to reduce fatigue while standing for long periods of time. They provide a cushioning that helps to reduce fatigue caused by standing or walking on hard surfaces such as cement or hard tile. These mats also reduce the shock of the foot striking a hard surface, thereby reducing the chance for impact injuries to joints.
WorkplaceTesting explains Anti-Fatigue Mat
Anti-fatigue mats are engineered to absorb impact and reduce stress put on the body from standing and walking on hard surfaces. They are typically made of durable rubber that retains a significant level of softness, but they can also be made of different kinds of carpet or vinyl. They can be placed in areas where workers are required to stand on hard surfaces like cement for long periods of time. Larger mats can also be used instead of standard carpeting in areas where workers must walk repeatedly across hard surfaces or move from workstation to workstation. These mats help to decrease injuries sustained from repetitive strain put on the body.