Summary - Prolonged static sitting at work: health effects and good practice advice

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Summary - Prolonged static sitting at work: health effects and good practice advice

Summary - Prolonged static sitting at work: health effects and good practice advice

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU-OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU-OSHA

Description

This report examines the issues surrounding prolonged sitting at work, including the jobs and workers most affected, and identifies the health risks posed, including musculoskeletal disorders. It discusses pertinent EU legislation and the value of risk assessments for protecting the health of those engaged in work involving prolonged sitting.

This report examines the issues surrounding prolonged sitting at work, including the jobs and workers most affected, and identifies the health risks posed, including musculoskeletal disorders. It discusses pertinent EU legislation and the value of risk assessments for protecting the health of those engaged in work involving prolonged sitting.

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English

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Not sector specific
Hazards
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Exercises
Purpose of the material
General information
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Sedentary work
Year
2021