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
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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 presentation highlights the dangers of prolonged sitting at work, with musculoskeletal pain, cardiovascular disease and cancer being just some of the associated problems. It outlines who is most at risk and gives handy tips and guidance for employers and workers to keep everyone moving.
This campaign infographic provides information about sedentary jobs and what can be done by employers and workers to address the risks associated with lack of movement and lack of physical activity at work.
This info sheet outlines the current health recommendations and contains simple tips for employers and workers, such as taking frequent microbreaks, walking during phone calls, stretching breaks in meetings and ‘dynamic sitting’ , with specific advice for drivers.
The report presents examples of effective measures to reduce prolonged standing, highlighting the importance of tailoring risk assessments and prevention measures to the needs of individuals and encouraging active, sustainable working.
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...