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Laboratory Flooring Ergonomics

laboratory flooring

Every day many job environments put employees at potential risk for injury.  Depending on the work environment, there can be several things to help reduce these risks.  Ergonomics is the study of these risks and how to eliminate, or at least decrease, the risk of injury at work.  FreeStyle has taken into consideration these risks as well.  BioLock™ interlocking flooring was explicitly created with laboratory flooring in mind.  Designed for heavy-duty commercial and industrial applications, this flooring provides durability and resistance for employees and their environment.

Static Posture

Laboratory workers typically stand or sit in one location throughout the day.  Static posture can result in fatigue and even injury over a period of time.  Injuries can range from leg pain to back and neck injuries.  Proper posture and quality footwear are essential in the role of these workers.  Beyond the mentioned, an employer can take safety to the next level when considering flooring for their business space. FreeStyle interlocking flooring has been tested in several laboratory environments and has proven a more comfortable resource than its competitors.  What is below your feet is just as important as what is on your feet.  A softer alternative to concrete and other hard surfaces, BioLock™, helps to absorb tension from the employee.

Task Repetitiveness

Another common area of many workers, especially in laboratories, is task repetition.  Highly repetitive work in combination with poor posture can contribute to the formation of MSD.  MSDs are one of the most extensive reported workplace injuries. Injuries or disorders affecting tendons, blood vessels, nerves, etc. are commonly known as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, degenerative disc disease, and more.  Implementing short breaks throughout the day will keep blood flowing while keeping your workers alert.


These are just a few of a long list of potential workplace risks.  By considering BioLock™ for your laboratory flooring, you will have the best interest in mind for your employees. A healthy environment means a more productive and healthy staff. FreeStyle is environmentally friendly made from recycled materials, emission compliant, as well as moisture and liquid-tight.  For more information on the benefits of our interlocking laboratory flooring, contact us today at (508) 583-3200.