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.
Strumenti pratici e orientamenti sui disturbi muscoloscheletrici
Per consentire un’agevole valutazione e gestione dei rischi di DMS nei luoghi di lavoro, la nostra banca dati di facile utilizzo contiene vari strumenti pratici e materiali orientativi sviluppati a livello dell’UE e nazionale.
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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 case study is about a female worker in the retail industry who has suffered from chondromalacia — a condition that causes abnormal softening or deterioration of cartilage in joints — for 2 years. Good communication and working relationships have proven to be instrumental in enabling her to...
If you’re confused by seemingly duelling headlines about the negative health effects of prolonged sitting and prolonged standing, this video may help clear things up. In this video, scientists give their opinion on the risks of both sitting and standing.
The purpose of this document is to promote reflection, present strategies facilitating the application, by nursing staff, of practices for preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and propose ways of supporting the implementation of these strategies. The document is presented in the form of fact...
This document summarizes the key results of a major study of the risks of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in emergency medical technician-paramedics (EMT-Ps) with the intent of: making stakeholders aware of the risks of MSDs associated with the profession of EMT-P and encouraging the development...
This fact sheet displays several exercise (including pictures) workers can do in order to prevent muscle pain or strain. Many office workers have jobs where they sit or stand for long periods. Working in one position can lead to muscle pain and strain. Exercises done at the desk can help.