Creating an equal work environment for all workers and providing 100% accessibility can be a difficult task for employers. Proper ergonomics requires the job to 'fit the person' in all respects, and the work situation should not compromise human capabilities and limitations.
Employers must also ensure that work tasks do not cause repetitive strain injuries, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability. Using equipment and work arrangements to improve working posture and ease the load on the human body reduces instances of repetitive strain injury or work related upper limb disorder.
Designed to meet both disability standards and health and safety requirements, Kardex Remstar dynamic storage systems are not only ideal for staff with disabilities but also prevent future repetitive strain injuries. The high density automated Lektriever Electric Lateral Filing (ELF) System delivers all files, media and office supplies to an ergonomically accessible workstation, providing accessibility to stored items for all workers.
The Lektriever ELF is a system of shelves that rotates up and down delivering the items via the shortest path. The operator simply enters the shelf number, and the system automatically delivers the required item. Bringing the stored item directly to the operator, reduces time spent traveling and searching for the item, increasing worker productivity and reducing worker fatigue.
The Lektriever ELF complies with ADA (American Disabilities Act) standards and meets the intent of the Barrier Removal Act, creating an equal work environment for all workers. An adjustable work counter can be positioned at either a standing or seated position, meeting the ergonomic requirements of each individual worker.
Kardex Remstar, LLC, a company of the Kardex Group is a leading provider of automated storage and retrieval systems for manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, offices and institutions. For information on the Lektriever ELF, call 800-639-5805 or visit www.KardexRemstar.com.