Press Release

Winsted Announces New Protective Operator Partition

New partition brings added safety to control rooms during COVID-19 Pandemic 

Minneapolis, Minn., April 30, 2020 – Winsted Control Room Solutions has unveiled new protective operator partitions. 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 effective, 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 a high-quality original equipment solution that can be easily repositioned as needed.

The protective operator partitions feature the following benefits:

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

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About Winsted

Winsted is a worldwide leader in control room console solutions. Since 1963, Winsted has consistently been a pioneer in product design and development. Product concepts and designs are driven by industry needs and demands, with many products suggested by customers and developed with their input. Winsted’s modular system approach has become an industry standard for all markets, and their experience developing specialized customer products enables the company to offer console and technical furniture solutions for any application.