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Definition - What does workstation mean?

A workstation is an area where an individual performs daily work-related tasks. For example, in an office setting this might include a desk, writing area, computer, and storage area for documents. It is the purpose of the workstation to provide the user with space to carry out their typical work duties. It allows a person to utilize an organized area in order to increase the efficiency of their job tasks.

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A workstation can include specialized equipment and tools that an employee requires to perform their job duties. These tools and equipment should be placed in an organized fashion within the workstation in order to make them readily accessible to the employee without an undue physical strain. This allows the employee to efficiently perform daily job duties faster and more efficiently.

Certain aspects of the workstation can be specifically designed to ergonomically suit a particular staff member, or group of employees. By designing the area to fit a particular person, it can greatly increase that worker's efficiency. Good ergonomic design also helps to ensure the well-being and safety of the staff.

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