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Standing Work: Comfort & Productivity

Author: Kevin J. Costello, CPE, United States Ergonomics

Presented at:

National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo™

Recent warnings of health concerns related to seated and sedentary work have frightened office workers to their feet. While demands for standing work solutions have increased dramatically, many companies are struggling to justify the need while attempting to satisfy employee requests. There are many benefits, risks and challenges of supporting a standing work solution. Steps to manage the challenge include: 

• Assessing the need for a standing work solution and investigating alternatives

• Develop an effective implementation strategy

• Employ procedures to manage the stampede of standing work requests