Work stations create efficient spaces in which people can perform their specific tasks. Work stations are used in order to create a safe environment for the worker and to create an efficient place to carry out job duties. An effective work station allows for a worker to easily utilize, access, and organize the items necessary for the completion of his or her activities.
Work stations are typically used in many industries to help increase overall productivity by eliminating unnecessary movement or actions. Work stations are used by clean room workers, factory workers, assembly line workers, operators, office workers, air traffic controllers, and call center staff. Custom work stations such as industrial work stations, work benches, computer work stations, and command operation centers are used in almost every business and industry.
It is important that work stations be ergonomic for the health and comfort of the worker. Ergonomic work stations are made to accommodate workers and to adapt to the workers’ movements and job tasks. These work stations should be adjustable and modular so that they can be raised or lowered, or so that drawers, chairs and cabinets can be moved in order to suit specific needs of workers. Work stations are widely used because of their ability to prevent injuries, reduce stress from repetitious activities, and as a result increase overall productivity. Read More…