Dr. Steve Lavender of The Ohio State University Institute for Ergonomics completed a research study to determine if there were quantifiable differences in objective biomechanical measures that could be used to characterize different walking surfaces used in warehouse and distribution centers.
Two different distribution centers volunteered use of their facilities and employees. One is a world leader in 3rd party logistics and the other an internationally known apparel retailer. Both locations that volunteered were in the vicinity of Columbus, Ohio, and were over 500,000 in square feet. The ergonomic test data collected at these two locations was conducted on concrete, bar grate and ResinDek flooring surfaces.
Summary of Biomechanical Analysis of Walking on ResinDek and Other Mezzanine Floors
What Does Walking on Concrete Mezzanines or Bar Grate Mezzanine Floors Really Feel Like?
When you convert the data from tibial shock force to pounds you can easily see and feel the difference when working all day on ResinDek compared to concrete or bar grate.
Why would you ever want to add more weight to your employees who are already packing, loading and moving products? Choose ResinDek, industrial anti-fatigue mezzanine flooring for an economical and ergonomic solution to reduce the risk of work injuries, absenteeism and insurance claims while keeping your hardworking employees productive and happy.