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Adjustable Workstation

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ERGONOMIC INTERVENTIONS IN SHIPYARDS

Hazard: Inappropriate work table height may cause unnecessary stress to worker's back, shoulder and neck while performing a task at the wrong height. Most work should be performed at about elbow height.

Solution: "Adjustable" workstations do not have to be expensive (see photo). However, wood blocks should be secured to each other and to the table legs to prevent table from becoming unstable.

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 Adjustable workstation using wooden blocks. 

 
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