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.
Għodda prattika u gwida dwar disturbi muskoloskeletali
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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.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has challenged employers to equip their workers with the tools they need in order to do their jobs safely at home, and it’s important that this focus includes both mental and physical health.
This fact sheet covers a wide range of health and safety issues related to teleworking. It includes ergonomic tips for setting up a home office; tips for work scheduling (work load) issues; what is an appropriate home office environment, etc.
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.
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.