In a judgment highlighting the dangers of sedentary work, a commission has found that being desk-bound with a "slow" computer for seven hours a day substantially contributed to a worker's deep vein thrombosis.
Older workers suffer more cardiovascular damage from working long hours and will require extra management and more breaks if the issue isn't addressed, researchers specialising in "overwork" disorders say.
UK researchers have cautioned against one-size-fits-all sitting reduction interventions. They say identifying an organisation's unique barriers and enablers to sitting less is a vital first step in ensuring a program will be effective.
A tribunal has affirmed that dissatisfaction with employer-provided rehabilitation programs does not excuse the failure of injured workers to comply with them, in denying a "resistant" worker a new program with her preferred hours.
A major review has revealed the benefits of different types of active workstations, but an Australian researcher says a better understanding is needed of how these interventions affect workers' cognitive function.