Ergonomics & Safety
A good business decision that’s becoming a business requirement
Workstations & Workbenches
Ergonomics in the workplace.
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 requirements. 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 obsolescence? For hundreds of U.S. companies the answers have been AMD and our wide range of modular and custom-engineered ergonomic workstations and accessories.