Toronto – Standing for long periods of time at work may double your risk for developing heart disease, according to researchers from the Institute for Work and Health and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
Zurich, Switzerland – Lengthy standing at work results in long-term muscle fatigue that could contribute to health disorders – even with regular rest – in both young and old workers, indicates a study from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (also known as ETH Zurich).
NIOSH wants to hear from employers and workers alike about their experiences with prolonged standing at work. How have employers addressed the issue? Which strategies have worked, and which strategies have not worked?
Equipment such as adjustable chairs and ergonomic mouse pads can help prevent strain among workers sitting at a desk. But workers required to stand for long periods of time are subject to strain injuries that cannot be prevented with such equipment.