Improving the Workplace
The optical microscope can be found in almost every laboratory in the world. It is also the one instrument in those laboratories that causes more physical harm to its long-term users than any other.
The debilitating injuries it inflicts can be eliminated by redesigning the microscope so that it can be operated from a personal computer. This paper will explore some of the compelling reasons for performing such a conversion. This paper is not about automation; it is simply about making people’s jobs easier and safer.
Why Improve the Workplace?
Improving the workplace to make a job easier yields some very beneficial results — increased profitability for the business owners and improved welfare of the employees. To accomplish this improvement requires addressing the 2 components that comprise the workplace: people and their working environment.