Optimizing workstations by using tools and designs to allow operators to work safer, effectively, and efficiently. Positioning arms do several jobs to optimize the workstation. The arms hold the tool at the proper hand position to reduce worker fatigue and increase comfort. With the proper tool position, operators can work more efficiently by wasting less time and movement. The exerted effort to use the tool is lowered because the positioning arm counter-balances the tool. The potential benefits with a positioning arm include reduced repetitive stress injuries, reduced operator fatigue, increased productivity, improved quality, reduced handling time, greater operator satisfaction, and lower recruitment costs.