Pipette Workstation

Project Overview

Cumulative trauma disorders are a growing problem amongst lab technologists involved in pipetting work. This project was designed to evaluate the impact of workstation adaptations on minimizing musculo-skeletal strain by incorporating experimental workstations into the workplace and assessing users after 6 months and 1 year. The research took the form of a comparative study with a test (intervention) group of lab technologists that was given customized workstations and a second (control) group of technologists that continued to work at their existing workstations without any ergonomic modifications.


Dr. Silvia Raschke, British Columbia Institute of Technology (new window)