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Health hazards in focus: Sedentary work

May 13, 2019

Many workers spend 76%t of their time sitting - or about six hours per day. Research has shown that long hours spent sitting in an office chair pose serious health risks to workers, irrespective of what shape they are in, or the amount of physical activity they do outside of work.

The benefits of sitting less and moving more include:

It is important to consider both a mix of design and work organisation improvements to make sure workers are well supported to reduce risks associated with sedentary work.