Working in standing/sitting positions

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Working in standing/sitting positions

Working in standing/sitting positions

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
Canada
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety and Health (CCOHS)
Provider (Original)
Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety and Health (CCOHS)

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.

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.

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
Warning message/Alert
General information
Awareness raising
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Prevention
Sedentary work
Telework
Year
2021