Workspaces and Accessibility
Did you know that school bus drivers, luxury car buyers, and law enforcement officers differ significantly from one another and from the U.S. population in general?
We know they do because we've measured them. People are by far the most variable components of the workspace. Your employees or customers must be able to reach, see, and operate controls or keyboards safely, comfortably, and efficiently whether they are spending the day in an office, a factory, a truck, or a tractor cab.
Anthrotech's expertise can help you:
- Improve workers' safety, comfort, and productivity.
- Accommodate the greater gender, racial, and ethnic diversity of today's work force.
- Minimize fatigue, injuries, and worker compensation costs.
Anthrotech has supplied body size, reach, mobility, and strength data relevant to workspace design to all of the nation's military services, and to a number of government agencies and industrial concerns.
Early U.S. astronauts were all white American males, varying little in height and weight. We assembled the three-volume Anthropometric Source Book for NASA to be used by that agency as a basis for redesigning its equipment and workspaces to accommodate a more diverse range of astronauts. Anthrotech has worked closely with the U.S. Air Force for many years in solving cockpit accommodation problems, and has supplied clients such as Electric Power Research Institute with dimensional data specific to improving the design of power plant control rooms.
And, Anthrotech has worked with the U.S. Access Board in updating accessibility and workspace guidelines for people with disabilities.
CONTACT US at the address below for more information about how to ensure safe, efficient and comfortable workspaces.