Several risk factors associated with occupational injuries have been identified and the focus is on prolonged standing. Plenty of process jobs performed at workstations will require the worker to be in a standing position. Of course, this is the practical working position for operating heavy equipment, handling materials, because the processes require frequent movements and large degree of freedom. When these process jobs are nearly impossible to perform in the sitting position, the workers have to stand throughout their working hours. This also includes staff working at standing desks or standing workstations.
This prolonged standing can cause
- General discomfort
- Muscle fatigue, especially in the lower extremities
- Back aches
- Psychological fatigue
- Decline of alertness
- Lack of mental concentration
- Reduced motivation
- Workplace accidents
- Increased medical spending
Providing proper surfaces that support the weight of the body and take the strain of the feet and back of the staff is the most efficient way to deal with this necessary evil a.k.a the standing position.
Investing in a high quality anti-fatigue mat like the Ozone, Resort, Armour Step, Deck Plate and Surefoot or standing desk mats would go a long way in ensuring consistent productivity and increased staff energy levels.
Call Adele, the mat lady, on 09 478 1950 for more info and to get these mats that will keep your staff and your business running at full speed.