Electric height adjustable desks from Ergomotion were installed at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne to prevent injury at the workplace.
With the introduction of a new PACS and Voice Recognition System in the Medical Imaging department at the hospital, radiologists have been experiencing more wrist and shoulder pain from working in static and awkward positions for long periods of time.
The radiologists did not have their own desks but instead used any desk available. The static benches used by the doctors required them to adjust their bodies to suit the desktops, which would lead to sore joints and sometimes more serious injuries.
The radiologists identified electric height adjustable desks as the best solution to cater for all the varying heights and postures of their doctors. The electric height adjustable desks would allow them to be able to easily adjust their desk to suit themselves while sitting and also allow them to stand for part of the day. Monitor arms were also needed to allow the monitors to be easily adjusted in height, tilt, pan and reach.
The Motiondesk 2-DL11 electric height adjustable desk was supplied to allow each individual radiologist to adjust their desk from sitting to standing positions. Monitor arms were supplied to adjust the monitors in reach, pan, tilt and height, with a special plate allowing the PACS monitors to be adjusted as one.
Cable trays with mounted power points safely stored and tidied all the cables and alleviated the problem of having multiple plugs going to the wall. Adjustable CPU holders were also supplied to mount the computers to the underside of the desks, so that they could move up and down with the desk. The cable trays and CPU holders helped alleviate an OH&S risk by removing the cables and computer off the floor.
The introduction of the electric height adjustable desk has improved the work practice of the radiologists and also alleviated the wrist and shoulder pain experienced earlier.