Webinar:Sitting and Standing at work

  This webinar is offered by the American College of Governement Industrial Hygienists. It has been recommended by the IEA Technical Committee on Musculoskeletal Disorders. The webinar is in 2 parts. The first will focus on the musculoskeletal benefits and problems associated with common office work postures such as sitting,

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June 29, 2022 - 19:00

End

June 29, 2022 - 00:00

 

This webinar is offered by the American College of Governement Industrial Hygienists. It has been recommended by the IEA Technical Committee on Musculoskeletal Disorders. The webinar is in 2 parts. The first will focus on the musculoskeletal benefits and problems associated with common office work postures such as sitting, standing, or the hybrid perched posture. Seating pros and cons (support, biomechanics, discomfort/pain ) and standing pros and cons (movement, force, biomechanics, discomfort/pain, LBP) on muscle fatigue and edema, varicose vein will be discussed. In addition, possible Interventions (mobility, rest, exercises, antifatigue mats) and some myths will be discussed.

The second part will focus on what is known about prolonged sitting and standing on the cardiovascular system, especially as related to strokes and heart attacks. To some degree, these effects interact with age, sex, exercise status, and obesity. In addition, the effects of prolonged sitting versus alternating sitting with standing, or introducing brief exercise bouts during the day will be discussed.
(Please note the given time zone is for eastern USA (UTC – 5h))

 

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Presenters: 
Bernard Martin, PhD, Dr, Sc – Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering and an affiliate of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan.

David Rempel, MD, MPH, CPE – Professor Emeritus in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California at Berkeley and also in the Department of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco.