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Anti-Static Anti-Fatigue Mats

Posted on: May 8th, 2010 by

anti-fatigue mats

Most of the time when we think of anti-fatigue mats, we normally picture heavy-duty, thick, non-slip rubberized mats with either holes to capture moisture, or some sort of foam variation designed to reduce pain and fatigue in the feet, ankles, legs and backs of employees in an either industrial setting (like a postal worker at a station for hours on end) or perhaps in a commercial environment.  But did you know there are grounded, electro-static discharge anti-fatigue mats for use around computers or other sensitive electronics that can be damaged by static discharge by a workers touch?

These mats are called anti-static mats, and can protect expensive computer equipment from being damaged by static electricity; these mats, similar to more common anti-fatigue mats, should not be used beneath machinery or computer equipment, but immediately in front so as to absorb the static discharge when the individual steps onto the mat, just before touching the [sensitive] equipment.