An ergonomically designed workspace promotes improved
performance and productivity while considering worker limitations and
capabilities. This is especially true in control rooms, where poor ergonomic
design could lead to slower response time and errors in critical situations.

Mitsubishi Electric U.S. is sponsoring a webinar to address
control room ergonomics and best practices along with partners including
Draper. Kevin Barlow, CTS-D, Draper director of business development, will be
among the presenters.

“Picking the right display technology is critical to
operational success in every control room,” said Barlow. “The interface between
these workspaces and the visual technology is no less important.”

Barlow will provide a high-level view of display mounts,
including:

  • New construction versus retrofits
  • Standard versus custom solutions
  • ADA compliance considerations
  • Seismic and safety considerations

One item on this list that might surprise some designers is
the question of standard versus custom.

“Meeting all of the performance requirements in some cases
requires a completely tailored, one-off solution while other times an off-the
shelf mount will do the job just fine,” Barlow said. “That’s why determining
not just where but how control room displays will be attached must be
considered early in the design process.”

The keynote speaker for the event is Steve Whitley of Design
Matters, a control room design firm. He will discuss lighting, noise, and traffic
flow. Elizabeth Karadizian from console developer Winsted will address operator
console and desktop ergonomics, while Shawn Brady of Mitsubishi Electric will
cover choosing the right display technology, ergonomic viewing distance, and display
wall technologies for mission critical operations.

“Control Room Ergonomics and Best Practices” will take place June 10 from 1–1:45 p.m. EST. Click here for more information and to register.

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