Workstation furniture is a broad category that includes all furnishings, such as seating, tables and cabinets, needed and implemented in a given work area to promote organization, safety and productivity in industrial, commercial and domestic occupational environments. The goal of any given work station is to create an efficient space in which a worker may easily utilize, access and organize all tools and supplies required to complete a specified task.
Practical, reliable and efficient workstation furniture is found in nearly every office building, warehouse, manufacturing plant, clean room, hospital and assembly line in such diverse fields as automotive, metalworking, woodworking, electronics, medical, and food and chemical processing. Depending on the task at hand, most of these work stations involve a large flat desk-like surface on which to operate machines, assemble products and write and review documents. Drawers, shelves, cabinets and cubbies are common workstation furnishings. Though some workstations are made for standing operations and have no seating, most employ a chair, stool or bench.
While work benches and stations must promote increased productivity, worker safety has become an ever increasing concern leading to the use of ergonomic workstation furniture in many industrial settings. This type of furniture is designed to suit the needs of the employee in order to reduce the risk of injuries related to repetitive or strenuous activity. In addition to protecting the worker, many workstations offer some degree of protection for the tools, equipment and all other paraphernalia by creating a safe and secure housing structure for often delicate instrumentation. Read More…