Working in the same posture or sitting still for prolonged periods is not
healthy. Although sitting requires less physical effort than standing or
walking, it puts stress on the lumbar area. Over time, the effects of a
sedentary lifestyle combined with a job that requires sitting can lead to
various health problems, including musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
Learning and practicing how to sit properly can reduce stress and strain on
your muscles, tendons, and skeletal system.
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed a
poster to help guide you on how to position yourself for safety and comfort,
and to reduce the risk of developing MSDs in the workplace.
In addition to maintaining a proper posture, remember to change your working
position frequently throughout the day by making small adjustments to your
chair or backrest, stretching your fingers, hands, arms, and torso, and by
standing up and walking around for a few minutes periodically.
This poster is printed double-sided, with English on one side and French on the
other, and is available as a free download.
AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safetys