Improper design of standing workstation may create risks to the employee’s body system due to:
- Localised fatigue that can cause pain and discomfort to the muscles of the back, neck and shoulders; and the joints of the knees, ankles, hips, shoulders, and elbows.
- General fatigue that results in reduced physical ability to perform a task. It also can reduce the concentration level of employees.
- Overexertion to the musculoskeletal system.
- Injuries to the employee such as slipped disc, tendonitis, sprained back, and others.
Source: Guidelines On Occupational Safety and Health For Standing At Work