Physical implications of prolonged sitting in a confined posture - a literature review

Todd, A.I. and Bennett, A.I. and Christie, C.J. (2007) Physical implications of prolonged sitting in a confined posture - a literature review. Ergonomics SA : Journal of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, 19 (2). pp. 7-21. ISSN 1010-2728




The main purpose of this review article was to highlight some of the physical consequences of sitting for prolonged periods in a confined setting. More specifically, the review relates this research to call centre work and where applicable comments on the limited literature relating specifically to ergonomics research within call centre settings. In particular the article explores the biomechanical stresses placed on the musculoskeletal system during prolonged sitting at a workstation, and the physiological consequences thereof. The paper then provides possible solutions to reduce the physical strain placed on these workers by looking at workstation design and work organisation emphasizing worker education and the promotion of worker well being.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:call centre; physical strain; biomechanical stresses; musculoskeletal system; workstation design; work organisation; worker education; worker well being
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Human Kinetics & Ergonomics
ID Code:951
Deposited On:14 Mar 2008
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