Safety in the workplace means more than just identifying and eliminating hazards. Maintaining good employee health is important to company morale and production.
An employee bent over testing cables for hours or leaning across a table to thread a wire through a harness could experience chronic pain not easily alleviated. Addressing problems that cause employees to become unhealthy will result in a more comfortable workplace and better production.
What is the cure?
Sometimes the solution to chronic muscle pain can be something as simple as changing the angle of a table or the setup of some equipment. The following options may help give you ideas for improving the ergonomics of your work environment.
Find an Angle
Different working angles can help relieve stress and pain as employees build and test cables. Combined test Solutions sells tilt stands that allow test technicians to use the tester at an angle which allows them to work for long periods of time without getting tired or sore, or losing focus. It may help to mount their testers at eye level or even cut holes in a table and fix the tester so it lies flush with the surface.
The position and angle of the tester can make employees more comfortable as they are working. You may have to experiment in order to find the best position possible for your tester and equipment. Discover our tilt stands.
Keep it Clean
A clean work environment can eliminate stress and decrease chances for injury. Cleanliness can mean everything from removing clutter from workspaces to organising equipment. Certain tools are available to help accomplish this task.
For companies that test large, complex harnesses, the equipment can easily become cumbersome. Employees may have to work with fixturing stretched across long distances or with an unmanageable number of test points. For scenarios like these, the solution may lie with custom products. For example, racks, carts, and other products to help organise complex projects. Testers stacked neatly in carts are much more manageable than having to deal with each tester at a time.
Complete Ergonomic Facility
Not only should those who test cables feel safe and comfortable, but those who build the cables should also know that their health and security is taken care of.
Like the tilt stand, a proper wire harness bench can relieve muscle tension and aching. Investigate workstations built made specifically to be incorporated for a more ergonomic-friendly shop. Benches which can tilt so they lay at the perfect angle for the employee are ideal.
Making employees feel safe and comfortable at work may sound like a daunting task, but the right tools can help improve any situation. For more information contact Combined Test Solutions.