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Working in standing/sitting positions

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
Canada
Languages
English
Provider

Description

Description: 

This factsheets explain how continuous standing or sitting while working is a common source of discomfort and fatigue. Frequent changes of body positions, including alternating between sitting and standing, helps to avoid fatigue.

Working in standing/sitting positions

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Warning message/Alert
General information
Awareness raising
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Prevention
Sedentary work
Telework