When the weight of a job lands on a worker’s knees, it’s not just the immediate physical discomfort they have to fight through. Over time, the gradual debilitation resulting from frequent squatting and kneeling can have major consequences on the body’s largest joint.
The new ProFlex 377 Hard Cap Lightweight Gel Knee Pads have been built and tested with the help of a major airline in search of a better solution for workers spending extended periods of time kneeling in environments like aircraft bins.
“The 377 combines all-day-comfortable lightweight gel with hardshell cap protection that allows a worker to slide, swivel and pivot,” explained Aaron Skemp, product specialist, Ergodyne. “It’s a great knee pad for anyone who spends a lot of time working on their knees but needs the freedom to move. Not just these airline workers, but also those in fields like construction, masonry, flooring, and utilities.”
Key benefits of the ProFlex 377 Knee Pads include:
- The smooth hard cap lets knee pad slide, swivel, and pivot
- Lightweight gel + EVA foam provide comfort for extended periods of time
- Breathable perforated neoprene bottom strap provides easy adjustment and secure fit
- Top elastic strap cinches tight with plastic clip to ensure your knee pads stay secure on your knees
“The force being put on the knees of somebody squatting and kneeling is immense – many times their body weight,” said Tom Votel, president & CEO, Ergodyne. “And even though our mission is to make the Workplace a Betterplace, we realize protecting against the damage done on the job is also protecting a worker’s overall quality of life. ProFlex 377 Knee Pads are designed with their direct input to give them exactly what they need to not only work pain-free but live pain-free as well.”
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