BOSTONtec in Midland plans to exhibit its new electric height-adjustable medical workstations at the Medical Design and Manufacturing convention June 11-13 in New York. The workstation was engineered for the modern medical and assembly workforce, allowing for adjustments to suit physical accommodations and work tasks.
“While automation in the workplace has improved quality and efficiencies dramatically in modern work environments, many of the remaining manual tasks are often repetitive and can cause injury or other WMSDs (work-related musculoskeletal disorders),” says Kelly Wehner, president of BOSTONtec. “Finding and retaining workers for these repetitive tasks is becoming increasingly difficult for companies. In a tight labor market, employee retention is a major success factor.”
Function and ease of use were considered along with ergonomics. Proper reach zones optimized for task type and frequency of use are designed to maximize efficiency and accuracy while reducing the risk of injuries. Comfortable working experiences also increase worker satisfaction, leading to worker retention.
The workstations are already being used in medical facilities across the country, and electronic models allow for height adjustments at the push of a button. Every station can be equipped with an array of accessories that lift, tilt, rotate, and slide workstation components. The stations accommodate sitting and standing positions and are Americans with Disabilities Act compliant.
“Diversity in the workforce has made the uncompromising one-size-fits-all approach to design obsolete,” says Paul Abdou, BOSTONtec national sales manager. “The average worker does not exist, so versatility is key. By investing in ergonomic workstations that adjust to accommodate a large range of the workforce — from the fifth to the 95th percentile — employers can help reduce unnecessary motion and increase productivity up to 25 percent.”
BOSTONtech produces height-adjustable steel workstations for the assembly, fulfillment, health care, and technology markets.