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Customer needs stand "OSHA certified"

Customer needs stand "OSHA certified"

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We have a customer who wants a set of stands (fixed height supports) OSHA certified for a manufacturing environment. I spent two and a half years doing tool design, but I've never heard of a custom tool or fixture being "OSHA certified". Anyone have experience with getting a custom device certified, or did my customer probably just mean that these devices need to be compliant with OSHA standards?

At the company that I worked at previously, we had our own set of internal standards that governed safety and ergonomic design, so it's very possible I've just had my head in the corporate sand with this one.

RE: Customer needs stand "OSHA certified"

A simple phone call to your local OSHA field office would confirm this. But I'm pretty sure: OSHA representatives would chuckle at this and state they are not in the business of "certifying" anything. There probably ARE some standards or other guidance for your design which your words indicate something to do with ergonomics. If that's the case, and humans being what they are coming in all shapes & sizes, the modern trend is to make height-adjustable work surfaces. More expensive, but the back strain-injured plaintiff's legal team won't have much to complain about.

TygerDawg
Blue Technik LLC
Virtuoso Robotics Engineering
www.bluetechnik.com

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