RT239

Hot Topic in Ergonomics: Sit-Stand and Alternative Workstations in the Office Workplace

Wednesday, May 25 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Topics:

Changing Workforce Demographics/Environment, Emerging Issues, Ergonomics

Arranger: B. McGowan, Humantech, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI. Moderator: B. McGowan, Humantech, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI. Monitors: M. Werrell, Ergoworks Consulting, Gaithersburg, MD; E. Gallo, Walgreens, Deerfield, IL.

There might not be a hotter topic in the field of ergonomics than sit-stand workstations and alternative workstations in the office environment. There have been many articles in the newspaper, trade publications, and academic journals suggesting a full range of benefits. During this session, our panel of academic experts will discuss the physiological benefits of sit-stand workstations and alternative workstations in the office workplace. Lastly, the barriers to implementing these workstations and key learnings are discussed by our panel of experienced, industry practitioners.

Stand Up and Move: Your Musculoskeletal Health Depends on It K. Davis, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Physiological Evidence for Standing Desks in the Workplace J. Burr, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada.

What Works and What Does Not when Providing Standing Capable Workstations M. Benden, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Challenges of Implementing Sit-Stand Workstations in the Office K. Grosteffon, Humantech, Houston, TX.