Safety Seven Manufacturing Launches ErgoMates to the North American and European Markets

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Revolutionary mobile anti-fatigue system introduced. Introduction complete in North America and Europe.

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Safety Seven Manufacturing Inc., developers of workplace and recreational safety footwear launched their latest product, ErgoMates (patent pending) to the US market. Developed to combat the negative effects of working, walking and standing on hard surfaces, ErgoMates provide companies and their employees with a lightweight, washable, reusable and cost-effective complement to their existing ergonomic strategy. ErgoMates strap on to workers’ existing shoes and boots, and is the first ever anti-fatigue matting system that is mobile; promoting comfort and well-being for the worker who is always on their feet.

Following the Canadian launch in October of 2003, the US market launch was at the Applied Ergonomics Conference in Florida in March of 2004. The European launch was in April 2004 at the Ergonoma Conference in Belgium.

A University of Pittsburgh study states that worker discomfort and fatigue impacts productivity, causes higher absenteeism and increases healthcare costs. "There is a clear need for a product like this in all industrialized marketplaces," says Shelly Dombowsky, President of Safety Seven. "For decades people have understood the problems associated with worker fatigue. After years of research and development we’re excited to have successfully created a solution."

Dombowsky adds, “Five minutes of lost productivity per day due to worker fatigue costs a company approximately $500 per year. This statistic, when multiplied across the entire workforce is a convincing justification for improving the problem of worker fatigue.”

About ErgoMates

The product’s revolutionary cushioning system effectively allows the muscles of the back, legs and feet to contract naturally as they adjust to the flexibility and give-and-take of the cushioning material. This improves the worker’s circulation reducing fatigue by as much as 50% and insulating the worker from the negative effects of impact shock, vibration and cold floors.

ErgoMates can be used by all employees who stand or walk on hard surfaces throughout their workday, or in areas where traditional matting is not practical due to constant movement of personnel and machinery.

Pricing and Availability

ErgoMates come in four sizes for both men and women and easily strap on to all street and safety footwear. Available through various worker supply stores across the US, for $39.00 per pair, ErgoMates are being distributed throughout the US by Ohio-based Vertex Marketing.

About Safety Seven Manufacturing

Safety Seven was established in 1999 by inventor and entrepreneur Ben Dombowsky, and President Shelly Dombowsky. The company’s first product TracMates was released in 2000. It was created for workers who require exceptional traction and grip while working. The launch of ErgoMates in Canada created industry-wide buzz from many North American corporations. Safety Seven Manufacturing services the U.S. market through a joint venture with Vertex Marketing, Ltd. of North Canton, Ohio.

Contact Information

For more information about ErgoMates, please contact Russell Parry at 330-353-1815, or email

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