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More than 91 percent of American adults feel that employers should supply anti-fatigue floor mats as a benefit for their employees who work long hours on their feet, finds a new online survey commissioned by Cintas Corporation.

The survey finds that 93 percent of American workers believe companies that provide anti-fatigue floor mats care more about their employees’ health and comfort than those that do not. 

The online survey of 2,050 U.S. adults aged 18 and older was conducted for Cintas by The Harris Poll from Nov. 5 to 7, 2019.

“Long hours of standing can result in worker fatigue and reduced productivity,” says Sean Mulcahey, marketing manager, Cintas. “This study shows that Americans believe employers should provide services such as anti-fatigue mats to benefit employees who stand for long periods of time. This can enhance worker productivity and overall employee morale.” 

The survey reveals that 94 percent of Americans believe the health and comfort of employees who work on their feet for long hours should be a top priority for their employers.

Other key findings of the survey include:

- Ninety-three percent of Americans would prefer to stand on an anti-fatigue floor mat versus a hard surface floor, if they had to work on their feet for long hours.

- Ninety-one percent of Americans say if they had to work on their feet for long hours, they would prefer to work for a company that provides anti-fatigue floor mats for its employees versus a company that did not.

“Providing a comfortable work environment can lead to happier, more productive employees,” says Mulcahey. “Anti-fatigue mats are specially designed and constructed to ease the physical strain that comes with long periods of standing on the job.”