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Our Anti-Fatigue Bubble Mats May Put Massage Therapists Out of A Job

Anti Fatigue Mats

Are your employees standing on their feet all day?  Do your team members suffer from fatigue, stress and pain in the neck, back, knees and feet when standing for long periods?  If so, we know of at least two ways to help your team members feel better and become more productive at work.

First, you could hire someone to provide on-site massage therapy or create a pay-check bonus to cover weekly massages.  And just in case upper-management here at RJ Cox is reading this blog post, let us just say how much we love both of those ideas.  However, we know that – while free massages would be a popular choice to relieve pain, stress and fatigue – this idea probably won’t fly at most businesses.

So here is a solution that is much more probable.  That solution is the Anti-Fatigue Bubble Mat.  And, it just so happens that RJ Cox has these bubble mats in stock and ready to ship to your business.  And these stress-reducing bubble mats are perfect for employees in a wide-range of work settings including: office, retail, medical, industrial, hotel/resort, warehouse and more.

bubblematblackall-rubber bubble mats feature a pliable, moulded bubble surface and dozens of air pockets.  Standing on this comfortable surface promotes blood circulation which not only reduces foot fatigue, but also translates to less stress on the knees, back and neck. The end result of better blood circulation and less stress on critical parts of the body is less fatigue for the user.

And remember, less body fatigue translates to more mental alertness and increased productivity.  When your employees are more alert, workplace safety is also increased.  And when productivity is improved, profits are increased which means a company could afford an in-house massage therapist! Sorry, we couldn’t help but sneak that one back in again.

Okay, let’s get back to our Anti-Fatigue Bubble Mats.  These stress-reducing mats come in two sizes – 0.6m x 0.9m or 0.9m x 1.2m.  They are black with a bright-yellow safety edges.  And no matter what type of work environment you place them in, our anti-fatigue, rubber mats’ resilient construction will not compress or deteriorate giving you a product with a long life-span.

If increased productivity, improved workplace safety, and employee health are an important part of the culture of your business, then these rubber, anti-fatigue bubble mats are the perfect product.  Do you have questions about these popular rubber safety mats?  Do not hesitate to contact a RJ Cox team member today.

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You’ll Never Guess How Our Red, Illuminated Vehicle Direction Batons Were Used Recently

Illuminated_batonOnce again, one of our customers recently reminded us here at RJ Cox that many of our products have uses we probably would never have imagined.  No matter the problem, you can often find a solution with a little creative thought and improvisation.   We’ve actually discussed something similar in a past blog post where we discovered Rubbermaid products being used as watering dishes for lions, tigers and other big cats at the Exotic Feline Rescue Centre in the States. 

Now, this latest alternative usage has nothing to do with big cats.  It is, however, just as creative.  We recently sold some of our illuminated vehicle direction batons to a customer.   This customer was using these battery-powered batons not to direct traffic but instead, as a part of traffic.

Let us clarify that a bit further.  These lightweight, red, illuminated batons were used in the Sydney Mardi Gras 2014.  But they were not used to help direct the floats participating in the parade.  Instead, they were actually used as part of the decorations on one of the Mardi Gras floats.  Very creative – Don’t you think?

For those of you not familiar with this RJ Cox product, we’ll gladly share some of the details.  These lightweight, illuminated batons are powered by two ‘D’ size batteries.  Not only are they tough and durable, but they are also long-lasting.  In fact, they are tested to deliver over 300 hours on each set of batteries.

These highly-visible batons also feature two selectable illumination settings – constant and flashing.  And as you can guess, they are perfect for managing traffic during events, for crowd control and direction during outdoor events, and also for emergency services.  Of course, we can now call the manufacturer and tell them to add Mardi Gras float lighting to that list.

What kind of creative usage can you think of when it comes to these battery-powered, illuminated, red batons?  Maybe an impromptu, dance party while camping?  How about a small-scale re-creation of a Star Wars lightsaber battle?  And of course, if you ended up stranded on a desert island with a case of these batons, you could spell out “HELP” in flashing, red light to attract the attention of search and rescue aircraft.

Let’s hope you don’t find yourself stranded, alone on a desert island.  However, if you ever do need the perfect tool for directing traffic or illuminating your next parade float, then these red batons will fit the bill.  Want to learn more about our vehicle direction batons?  Contact RJ Cox with any of your questions or to place your order.

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From Cube Hobby Boxes at Libraries to Water Dishes for Big Cats – Creative Uses for Products Purchased from RJ Cox

RJ CoxAre you one of those individuals who loves to come up with creative ways to use a products?  We know that there are many of you out there taking items you purchased from RJ Cox and using them in creative ways which help you do your job more efficiently or live your life better.  In this blog post, we’re going to share some of these alternate uses and stories.  But we also want to hear from you – our customers – to learn of the creative ways you have repurposed products you purchased from RJ Cox.

Let’s start with the Cube Hobby Box.  These boxes – with a 31 litre capacity – are constructed from food grade polyethylene.  They are stackable, come in four colors and feature built-in grips for easy handling.  With features like this, Cube Hobby Boxes are perfect for food storage, displaying meat and seafood items and also for transporting food.

cube hobby boxBut take another look at these Cube Hobby Boxes and what else do you see?  Well, our clients at the Toowoomba Main Library and Ryde Library saw them as the perfect solution – not for seafood and meat display – but for organising, moving and storing books and other library items.

We’re sure you could also find a number of household and office uses as well.  Ones like storing cleaning items, organising toys and clothes, stashing away files and file folders and many others.

Want to hear another very interesting use (Something we are sure the manufacturer never dreamed about.) for a product we sell here at RJ Cox?  Well, if you happen to have a few lions or tigers lounging around the backyard, then you might want to pick up a few Rubbermaid products.

Here’s a blog post to explain what we mean.  And while we’re thinking about it – with backyard full of big cats – you will also probably have yourself quite a scooping and disposing job on your hands. The Rubbermaid Lobby Pro Deluxe Upright Deluxe Pan could serve that purpose quite handily.

Lastly, we’d like to share an item that is a favorite for our hospitality clients.  The Mobile-Pack Caddy offers a cartless solution for hotels looking to get rid of large, unsightly and inconvenient housekeeping carts.  There are, however, other interesting, alternative uses for these products.  Hairdressers, photographers and teachers are just a few of the professions who find Mobile Caddy Packs extremely useful for organising, storing and transporting their tools of the trade.

Contact RJ Cox to tell us all about your creative uses for your favourite products or share directly by commenting below.

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