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12/08/2021

Static postures and MSDs: how prolonged sitting or standing at work can affect workers’ health

Our bodies need to move around to function well: avoiding static postures is important to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and other health problems. Prolonged sitting and standing at work are the focus of two new reports on the health risks of sedentary work.

The reports look at which workers are most susceptible, what the guidelines are for sitting and standing at work and how employers can prevent risks and help workers increase their physical activity.

Find out more in the reports and accompanying summaries, available now from the sedentary work priority area of the Lighten the Load campaign website.

MSDs and prolonged static sitting at work - Read the report and summary

MSDs and prolonged static standing at work - Read the report and summary

Visit the sedentary work priority area for the latest guidance and recommendations