Standing on the table or not on the table is an important part of many jobs.


In a recent federal occupational health survey, construction workers reported the most common body work.
Standing desks are spending time between office workers, but not everyone needs more work.
A study published Thursday in the latest issue of morbidity and mortality weekly finds that many American workers are already actively engaged in the work.
The researchers analyzed the 2015 national health access survey – the latest available data – and found that two-thirds of employed adults often stand on the job. Food service personnel; Employees of agriculture, fisheries and forestry; Cleaning and maintenance personnel are most likely to report frequent identities.
Forty percent of adults regularly stand, other tasks such as push, pull, and lift. Construction workers reported the most common body work.
The least active position is law, finance and computing. “The study’s lead author is the U.S. national institute for occupational safety and health, a researcher at Taylor Shockey said:” the most important thing is that, in the hard work in the frequent and frequent work there is a huge difference. “Centers for disease control and prevention.
NIOSH’s study found that education was a major difference in all industries. Less than one in four adults with a bachelor’s degree or above often stand and work at work. More than half of those who have not gone to college have high-activity jobs.
While many desktop workers dream of standing up occasionally, standing and physical labor bring their own health risks. At Cornell university, human factors and ergonomics researcher Alan Hedge said: “the heart needs to work harder, the body must work even harder, because when you stand, you are working with heavy work.” Standing requirements are related to varicose veins, fatigue and instep problems. Lifting and twisting can also wreak havoc on employees’ waistlines.
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The problem, says Hedge, is not necessarily just lifting heavy things. Small operations that are frequently repeated can also be harmful. “The room attendant has to do a lot of work to clean the room,” he said. “So whenever the company said that we have added another pillow on the bed, which greatly increased the lifting capacity of people, with the increase of the size of the bed, only need to raise a king-size mattress corner will roll up sheet will increase the risk of injury. ”
The NIOSH study surveyed more than 17,000 respondents to assess trends in various jobs and industries, but it was too broad to offer specific recommendations. “We need to get these results and hone them to find out how many people should be in their jobs, how much they should be sitting and how far they should go,” said Shockey.
Even with more data, many jobs can’t easily adapt to the perfect combination of sitting and standing. But efforts have been made to improve conditions for some workers. Last year, the California Supreme Court ruled that all employees have a right to a job if the task is complete.
Employees can work in upright positions, lifting their legs and building strong core muscles to prevent some back injuries. Short breaks can also help.
Eventually, Hedge says, these common sense methods are clear since Bernardino Ramazzini wrote the first book on occupational health, “De morbis artificum diatriba,” in 1700. “His conclusion is that if you can mix it up, it’s really a healthy way to work,” Hedge says. The hard part, as it has shown over the past 300 years, is to ensure that all workers are properly balanced.


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