Jobs that require standing for most of the workday can spark a variety of health risks for workers – especially without the benefit of an anti fatigue standing mat system. Whether supervising the kitchen or the industrial-shop floor, employers can take proactive steps to mitigate risks in terms of safety and health.
A 2015 study, revealed the hazards of improper or excessive workplace standing:
“Prolonged standing at work has been shown to be associated with a number of potentially serious health outcomes, such as lower back and leg pain, cardiovascular problems, fatigue, discomfort, and pregnancy related health outcomes.”
Reporting on the use of workplace mats, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety notes:
“Anti fatigue mats are often used to decrease foot and lower limb disorders for workers who stand in one position for long periods.”
In addition to the physical ramifications of prolonged standing, a lack of proper liquid drainage in work areas can also create potential danger zones for nasty slips and falls.
While no strategy can completely eradicate the risk factors of excessive standing, Notrax’s Cushion-Ease® line of anti-fatigue mats offers the best, most supportive solution for your floor matting needs. Whether in the kitchen or on the shop floor, Cushion-Ease provides an extra level of health and safety benefits with modular drainage or solid options.
Why Choose Cushion-Ease?
The NoTrax Cushion-Ease anti fatigue matting system deploys, quite simply, the epitome of comfort and safety for constantly standing workers. Cushion-Ease mats snap together as a modular system for simple, on-site custom configurations. Our M.D. Ramp System is composed of 100-percent nitrile rubber and fits the male/female locking system of the mat. All ramp lengths are beveled and molded with mitered corners for optimal look and feel.
When it comes to your workers’ wellbeing, Cushion-Ease’s on your side – our superior cushioning helps alleviate foot pressure, stimulates blood circulation and reduces stress on the neck, legs and lower back.
To address your specific health and safety concerns, Cushion-Ease anti fatigue and standing mats are available in two styles: solid and modular drainage.
Solid Anti Fatigue Mats and Standing Mats
Cushion-Ease® Solid Interlocking Anti Fatigue Mat (556)
Made with a top-notch, resilient rubber compound, the Cushion-Ease® Solid Interlocking Anti Fatigue Mat (556) is the next level in high-performance, interlocking anti-fatigue matting systems. The 556 is perfect when you need a solid-top (rather than modular drainage), anti-slip surface texture with a multi-nib backing for comfort and ergonomic support. Like all Cushion-Ease mats, the 556 features a male/female interlocking system for individual workstations, unique configurations and more. For extra protection against electrostatic discharge, check out the Cushion-Ease® ESD Solid Interlocking Rubber Mat (558) which is ESD Static Dissipative at RG 10⁶ - 10⁹ Ω; RP 10⁶ - 10⁹ Ω.
Cushion-Ease® Ergo™ Interlocking Anti Fatigue Mat (557)
Need the extra protection and comfort of a bubble-top design? Then you need the Cushion-Ease® Ergo™ Interlocking Anti Fatigue Mat (557). This interlocking anti-fatigue matting system, like the 556, sports a solid-top, anti-slip surface texture but also adds multi-nib backing.
Niru® Cushion-Ease® Solid Anti Fatigue Mat (656S)
The Niru® Cushion-Ease® Solid Anti Fatigue Mat (656S) brings all the benefits of other Solid products but also adds the resiliency of a 100-percent nitrile (Niru) rubber compound, providing optimal resistance to chemicals, cutting fluids, animal fats, oils and greases.
Niru® Cushion-Ease® GSII™ Interlocking Rubber Mat (856S)
A tougher cousin of the 656S, the Niru® Cushion-Ease® GSII™ Interlocking Rubber Mat (856S) also adds a silicon carbide grit surface for supreme traction in the harshest environments.
Modular Drainage Anti Fatigue Mats and Standing Mats
If you love the multi-nib backing and bubble-top design of the Cushion-Ease® Ergo™ Interlocking Anti Fatigue Mat (557) but need a drainage option, look no further than the Cushion-Ease® Interlocking Anti Fatigue Rubber Mat (550). A sizeable drainage-hole design keeps moisture and debris away from your workers’ feet, creating a safer work environment.
Niru® Cushion-Ease® Interlocking Rubber Floor Mat (650S)
Offering all the benefits of the Cushion-Ease® Ergo™ Interlocking Anti Fatigue Mat, the Niru® Cushion-Ease® Interlocking Rubber Floor Mat (650S) goes the extra mile with a solid construction of 100-percent nitrile (Niru) rubber compound. Chemicals, cutting fluids, animal fats, oils and greases can’t defeat the amazing resistance of the 650S.
Niru® Cushion-Ease® GSII™ Interlocking Rubber Mat (850S)
As you may have guessed by reading above, our GSII model is the Chuck Norris of tough mats (minus the beard). In addition to its Niru construction, the 850S features a multi-nib backing and a silicon carbide grit surface that can kick the danger out of roughest work environments (face punches and Norris-esque one-liners not included!).
The Cushion-Ease line of anti fatigue mats and standing mats are like an 80s Tina Turner ballad – “Simply the Best.” Why settle for anything less than the best when addressing OSHA compliance. The agency’s work standards require employers to ensure that:
“The floor of each workroom is maintained in a clean and, to the extent feasible, in a dry condition. When wet processes are used, drainage must be maintained and, to the extent feasible, dry standing places, such as false floors, platforms, and mats must be provided.”
Think any off-the-shelf, shoddy matting system can handle those stringent requirements? Why risk it? NoTrax gives you the best as an industry leader with 65-plus years of experience and a premier support team.
Contact a NoTrax professional today to invest in your people by investing in the best anti fatigue mats and standing mats.
- Cushion-Ease® Ergo™Interlocking rubber mat provides ergonomic comfort, support & tractionStarting at: $104.00Cushion-Ease® SolidInterlocking rubber mat provides ergonomic support and tractionStarting at: $57.00