Working in a laboratory often requires lab technicians to sit in uncomfortable positions for long periods of time (i.e. sitting hunched over a microscope or in front of a computer). Oftentimes, ergonomics, safety, and the health of the technician are sacrificed for work efficiency.
This unhealthy practice results in thousands of cases of Muscular Skeletal Disorders such as
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist)
- Tenosynovitis (thumb)
- Cubital Tunnel (elbow)
- Trigger Finger
The primary culprits of Muscular Skeletal Disorders in Laboratory Environments are:
- Repetitive motions
- Forceful exertion
- Awkward positions or movements
- Contact Stress
To help prevent types of injuries and support a healthy work place, OnePointe Solutions offers a number of products to make your lab environment more ergonomic.
1. Adjustable Height Tables
There is nothing worse for your health than sitting all day. Studies have shown that people who sit all day are over 50% more likely to have cardiovascular problems then those who stand.
To combat this problem, We suggest that you try an adjustable height table. OnePointe Solutions can custom design a lab grade adjustable height table to fit in any environment.
We offer hydraulic lift tables as well as manual crank tables, all at incredibly affordable prices. With an adjustable height table you can stand when you want to and sit when you need to.
2. Custom Designed Microscope Tables
Rather than hunching over a microscope on a traditional table, OnePointe can design the perfect microscope with cutouts to allow you to access your microscope easier and more efficiently. Check out our gallery of microscope tables to see the number of solutions we offer to make your microscope table more ergonomic.
3. Ergonomic Lab Chairs
Everyone needs a great chair to sit in for those long hours in the lab. OnePointe offers some of the best ergonomic lab chairs on the market.
Choose between sit/stand chairs and adjustable back chairs to help you keep your posture during those long hours.
4. Keyboard Monitor Arms, Keyboard Trays, Laptop arms
Hunching over to type puts a whole lot of stress on the back, elbows and wrists. To make it easier for lab technicians to reach the keyboard, OnePointe Solutions offers a wide variety of Keyboard Monitor Arms, Keyboard Trays, and Laptop Arms.
5. Anti-fatigue Mats
Standing at work is a whole lot better than sitting, but it can be exhausting and tough on your feet. So if you are standing all day in your lab then you definitely need to make sure you have an anti-fatigue lab mat. Anti-fatuge mats help you stand and be productive for hours.
Our goal at OnePointe Solutions is to make your lab space the most efficient, ergonomic, user friendly lab room on the planet.
Speak with an Ergonomic Lab Designer Today
The laboratory design experts of OnePointe Solutions work with clients from all over the US to help them create their optimal work environments. We manufacture all lab furniture in-house and design pieces to your exact specifications.
Call (866) 613-7312 to start designing your ideal ergonomic lab facility today. We offer detailed drawings and complimentary on-sites with all price requests.