Sitting at Work Infographic

While it may look harmless, sitting is a serious workplace health and safety issue.

EARS in line with shoulders

SHOULDERS back and relaxed, not rounded or elevated

BACK straight and supported, sitting upright or leaning

THIGHS and HIPS supported by a well-padded seat, parallel to the floor

FEET forward, fully supported by the footrest

HEAD level in line with the torso

FOREARMS, WRISTS and HANDS relaxed and straight

ELBOWS close to the body, bent between 90° and 120°

Tips to get you out of your seat

How employers can help

More than half of an average person's day is spent being sedentary sitting - watching television - working at a computer

Dangers of prolonged sitting

We spend more time sitting at work in low activity occupations