Construction hazards with suggested options for making work safer
Article posted by Construction Solutions – 01/20/21
Prolonged kneeling can cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as prepatellar bursitis (housemaid’s knee), which is swelling on the front of the kneecap. Kneeling mats help protect the knees during prolonged kneeling by distributing body weight over a larger surface area and reducing the force passed on to the knee cap.
Workers, who spend a good deal of time in the kneeling position, put 89% of their body weight on a small surface area. Prolonged kneeling can often lead to injury. The rationale for using kneeling mats is to protect the knee by distributing your weight over a larger surface area and reduce the force passed on to soft tissue.
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