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#1 Scottaha

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 07:42 PM

Hello all,

 

We are looking at adjustable tables to use inside a dietary supplement packaging room.  The table may (but wont necessarily) come in contact with open product or product-contact packaging.  As ergonomics are important, the table at the link below was identified as a potential for a sit/stand option, allowing different people of different heights to work at the station.  The top is laminate.  This is obviously not ideal, but there is a strong desire to manage the employee comfort and safety.  With regular, documented cleaning and inspection, are there any thoughts on justification for using this table-top material in the room?

 

Link for the table:

 

https://www.uline.co...sk-72-x-30-Gray

 

Thanks in advance!

 



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Posted 15 August 2020 - 10:10 AM

I'd personally have some concerns about it - as soon as the laminate is at all worn you're looking at a minefield of potential contamination hazards, as aside from pieces of the laminate layer itself, it's presumably some sort of chipboard/MDF that will quite happily break up into many pieces that will be impossible to manage.

Whether the laminate itself is a suitable material for food-contact applications is presumably also going to be almost impossible to confirm?

I'm also not entirely sure how you'll effectively clean that control panel on it?

 

You can get height adjustable stainless steel workstations and IMO that would be far more suitable. I'm on the wrong side of the Atlantic to recommend a source for them, but a very quick google throws up a range of options from catering suppliers, e.g.:

 

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