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job help - ergonomics-standing on the job

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Ergonomics: Standing On The Job atResume.com - Vol. 1, Number 8 If you are a store cashier, assembly-line worker or road construction signaler, there is a good chance you stand for long periods on the same spot. Of course, many other occupations require workers to work from a standing position with little opportunity to walk or move about. Most people have experienced the feelings of fatigue associated with stand- ing to wait in long lines. Constant standing is tiring for the body. For workers who do this on a daily basis, problems such as aching feet, swollen ankles and calves, varicose veins, leg, hip and/or low-back pain are often reported. Always be smart- er than the peo- ple who hire you. - Lena Horne What can be done to reduce fatigue and improve comfort for workers who stand on the job? Our bodies are designed to work most efficiently and comfortably when we are able to change position on a regular basis. This can mean moving our whole body or large parts of it as when we walk, bend, and use our arms. To improve circulation in the lower part of the body, tiny movements within the leg muscles are also important. These aims can be achieved in the following ways. 1. Determine whether it is feasible to provide a sit-stand arrangement at the workstation. Depending upon how and where the hands are used within the
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