To quote Ned Stark from Game of Thrones, “Winter is coming”.
Despite how popular this quote is, in real life, the arrival of Winter is often overshadowed by Christmas and New Years.
Even in the professional world, many organizations focus efforts on the annual holiday sales rush and strategic planning for the following new year.
While those activities are important, the arrival of Winter presents new challenges for employee health and safety that are often overlooked as well.
Not only does the cold weather bring harsher conditions for outdoor laborers, the risk of catching a cold or illness increases as does the risk of experiencing a slip and fall injury.
In fact, according to a white paper published by the BLS titled, The Seasonal Timing of Work-Related Injuries, fracture rates and tendonitis/joint-pain-related injuries occur more frequently during the winter months.
Luckily, with a little planning and implementation, organizations can reduce the risk of injuries while increasing productivity, even in the cold winter months.
That’s where SmartCells come in.
At SmartCells, we believe that “Life Shouldn’t Hurt”™. This belief guided us to engineer our unique SmartCells™ Cushioning Technology which has been optimized to provide an energizing responsiveness in a soft, yet stable surface.
This advanced cushioning technology consists of a rubber top layer supported by a matrix of cylindrical columns that compress and respond dynamically to surface pressure, which allows SmartCells to provide maximum fatigue relief.
In addition to providing fatigue relief, due to the responsive nature of SmartCells, independent studies have found fracture rates due to a fall on SmartCells products are significantly lower than other surfaces.
SmartCells Anti-fatigue solutions are available in pre-sized mats or as a custom flooring solution for unique areas with options including slip-resistant surfaces and low-profile transitions to reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls.
This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to offer a new solution to help increase productivity while maintaining proper distancing protocols.
SmartCells SafeSpace Solutions are available as Runners or Custom Flooring and are constructed by alternating the color of the SmartCells to create defined work areas of virtually any shape and size that are properly spaced.
Available in 2’ or 3’ wide options, SafeSpace Runners are configured to any length and are constructed of connectable sections that incorporate the desired workstation size separated by 6’ distancing buffers.
For custom modular workstations or wall-to-wall applications, SafeSpace Custom flooring is easily installed and incorporates personal workstations separated by distancing buffers.
Finally, for mobile workforces where a SmartCells mat or floor isn’t a good option, we recommend our SmartCells Anti-fatigue Industrial Insole.
This insole is the perfect solution for on-the-go fatigue relief. Featuring SmartCells® Cushioning in the heel and forefoot, these insoles significantly reduce impact forces and also return the energy back to your body. The additional layers provide a cushioned arch support and add a soft yet sturdy top cover to keep every employee comfortable throughout the day.
As an added bonus, thanks to multiple cushioning layers SmartCells Industrial insoles offer insulating benefits to keep employee feet from becoming uncomfortably cold due to concrete floors.
Ready to protect your workforce this Winter? Click the button below to request a quote and get started with SmartCells.
SmartCells: Solutions for Life’s Painful Problems.