Goal: As an Industrial Engineer you will design equipment to help improve workstations.
Role: You are an Industrial Engineer and your role is to develop a new workstation and material list.
Audience: Your audience will be the design review team at Steelcase.
Situation: Nearly 86% of Americans sit for a major part of their job. As more and more people continue to work from home, that percentage will continue to increase. The United States Department of Labor wants to make sure work environments are safe for employees. They aim to ensure employers provide quality work environments.
Because of the increased number of people working from home and sitting for most of their job, ergonomics has been a high priority for many companies. It is important that people are efficient at work, but also have the proper equipment to prevent musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace.
Steelcase is well aware of the demand to make sure there is proper equipment for people to be protected at their workplace. They focus on office furniture solutions and need you to help design workstations that help prevent musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace. You will need to come up with a new workstation design and a material list to help move the project forward.