Adjustable industrial workstations & workbenches from All Metal Designs, Inc. can help meet the challenges of accommodating the needs of a diverse workforce. When working for prolonged periods of time, work surface heights should be changed every few hours when muscles need a break. Work surfaces should be free from hard or sharp edges. With the right workstation ergonomics, everyone in your workplace can be productive and comfortable. An AMD adjustable ergonomic industrial workstation can reduce fatigue and help prevent overuse injures. Our ergonomically designed industrial workbench bases allow you to design in adjustability to achieve the most flexible industrial workstation for your operators.
AMD has a variety of bases, work surfaces, frames, and columns for our adjustable workbenches. Selection should be based on weight requirements (maximum weight to be lifted), the work surface needed, and the preferred method of operator adjustability (manual or electric).
It has been demonstrated that providing employees with adjustable, ergonomically designed workstations can improve individual productivity by 20% or more. Lowering stress and fatigue improves product quality. Putting tools and components within easy reach facilitates workflow and reduces downtime.
REDUCE LOST WORK DAYS
Each year, 1.8 million workers in the United States report
work-related injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome,
tendonitis, and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
In 1999, over one-third of all cases involving injury or illness
that resulted in lost workdays were attributable to
MSD-type injuries costing American companies billions
of dollars. The indirect costs in lost-work time alone have
been estimated at $100 billion per year. The solution to
these problems lies in designing ergonomically-sound
workplace environments. Employers can reduce many of
these risks by using properly designed workstations and
selecting appropriate tools and equipment for the job at
hand. Employers that have implemented ergonomics
programs have had great success in avoiding work related
injuries, keeping employees on the job, and boosting
productivity and workplace morale.
MEET GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS
More than three-fourths of all states either have
adopted, or are proposing, comprehensive standards
governing hazards in the workplace. Although
OSHA’s adoption of a National Ergonomics
Standard has been delayed indefinitely, important
federal requirements (including those of the
Americans With Disabilities Act) remain.
Failure to comply with these laws and regulations
can be very costly and extremely disruptive.
Properly designed adjustable workstations, when
deployed in conjunction with appropriate tools and
equipment, can be a cost-effective means of complying
with these existing and emerging legal
In short, the case for ergonomic workstations
has been made. However, questions remain as to:
Which manufacturer can best meet the requirements
posed by specific applications? Which
products provide the best quality and longest
useful life? Which design philosophy will provide
the flexibility that’s needed over time in order to
minimize total investment by reducing or eliminating
For hundreds of U.S. companies the answers have
been AMD and our wide range of modular and
custom-engineered ergonomic workstations and