If you’ve noticed that your employees aren’t as productive as you need them to be, it could be due to fatigue. A joint study conducted by the Integrated Benefits Institute and the American College of Occupational Medicine recently found that fatigue is the leading cause of productivity decline in workplaces around America. Employees who experience fatigue are 23% more likely to be distracted and their memory function is reduced by 18%. That means that tired employees are not only slower to complete tasks, but are also more likely to make errors during their day which costs companies even more money to remedy.
Another study entitled “Fatigue in the U.S. Workforce: Prevalence and Implications for Lost Productive Work Time” found that fatigued employees lose more than 4 hours of work time each and every week. That means every exhausted employee is missing out on 200 hours of productivity every year! Annually, this works out of a loss of more than $136 billion for American employers, based on data compiled in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
So what can your workplace do to cut down on fatigue and maximize employee productivity? Anti-fatigue mats can go a long way in keeping your employees comfortable so they can do their best work. If your employees stand in one place for much of their day, anti-fatigue mats provide a cushioned surface which will help to protect their back and legs and reduce their fatigue. Imagine how productive your employees would be if only they would stay at their workstation. With an anti-fatigue mat, now they will! Not only will they be more comfortable during their workday, but they will also be less likely to experience the type of fatigue that will negatively impact their productivity. Now that’s what we call a win-win!
Fatigue Mat Rental from Lord Baltimore
For over forty years, Lord Baltimore has provided reliable, cost effective anti-fatigue mat rental services throughout Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are an independently owned company that is confident in our ability to provide you with service above and beyond rental industry standards.
To learn more about how anti-fatigue mat can help improve your fitness center, please contact Joe Bateman at Lord Baltimore by calling 800-292-1224 or visit LordBaltimoreUniform.com. We also handle towel rental for gyms and salons; apron, towels, uniforms and mats for restaurants; and uniform, shop towel, fender cover and mat rental for manufacturing and automotive industries.