You are here

Practical tools and guidance

Musculoskeletal disorders and prolonged static sitting

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider

Description

Description: 

This article presents information about a type of sedentary behaviour:  prolonged static sitting. It presents the magnitude of the problem, the health effects, workers at risks and examples of interventions.

Musculoskeletal disorders and prolonged static sitting

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Static postures - sitting
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Stress
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Simple tips and measures
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Exercises
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Home workers
Purpose of the material: 
Warning message/Alert
General information
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Prevention
Sedentary work
Telework
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020