Winsted announces new protective operator partition

May 1, 2020
The new partition provides added safety for control rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New protective operator options are now available through Winsted Control Room Solutions.

Winsted says the new partitions were developed to bring a higher degree of safety to control room operators who are working through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Social distancing of six feet can be difficult to maintain in a control room environment,” said Randy Smith, president of Winsted. “The new operator partitions help create a safer setting for employees during this time.”

The new Winsted protective operator partition is an easy-to-install solution that creates a physical barrier between operators in control rooms and operations centers. The partitions define the personal workspace and reinforce social distancing. These partitions are an original equipment solution that can be easily repositioned as needed.

The protective operator partitions features include:

  • Extended height and depth for extra protection;
  • Easy-to-clean acrylic partition;
  • Temporary or permanent installation options;
  • Clear or frosted surface;
  • Smooth bullnosed edges; and
  • Radius corners.

Winsted operator partitions conform to OSHA 3990-03 guidelines on preparing workplaces for COVID-19. According to OSHA guidelines, engineering controls must include the installation of physical barriers, such as clear plastic guards. Winsted’s new protective operator partitions will help control room operators meet these required standards.

“Winsted is committed to developing control room solutions that ensure operator safety and keep businesses open during this time,” said Smith.