Prolonged standing at work can lead to muscle fatigue, leg cramps, and back pain. This
discomfort can cause a decrease in both work performance and productivity. Lead author Dr.
María Gabriela García writes, “The work-related musculoskeletal implications that can be
caused by prolonged standing are a burden not only for workers but also for companies and
society.” The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) recommends that
workers have an opportunity to choose from a variety of well-balanced positions while at work
and that employers should allow workers to change positions frequently.
Human Factors, June 2015
If you’re one of those workers who stands for extended periods of time and suffer
from any of those conditions, give us a call or stop in anytime. We can help ease
your symptoms and make suggestions on slight changes at your workplace that
might alleviate the problem in the future!