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Working in a standing position - basic information

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
Canada
Languages
English
Provider

Description

Description: 

This factsheet provides information about the health problems, health hazards related to working in a standind positions. It also provides recommendations for improving workplace design and how to reduce the effects of working in this posture.

Working in a standing position - basic information

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Static postures - standing
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Lower limb disorders
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Prevention
Sedentary work