In Denmark over 90% of office workers have a sit-stand desk.
If a job requires someone to sit 2 or more hours each day at a desk,
it must (in Denmark) be a sit-stand desk.
Get America Standing believes one day it will be seen as irresponsible for
Canadian employers not to offer staff a Sit-Stand work-station. For the following reasons:
Health insurance premiums will be higher if workers are kept sedentary
Wellbeing, health and safety implications to office workers of prolonged sitting are getting growing attention
Productivity improvements and office collaboration and cultural benefits or a more active working environment has a very fast payback
In Silicon Valley technology companies ranging from multinationals
(e.g. Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon) to new start-ups are
increasingly embracing height adjustable desks as mainstream to their working environments.
If you need help preparing the business case for Sit-Stand within your company,
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In January 2015 Public Health England and Active Working C.I.C
(owners of the Get Canada Standing campaign) jointly commissioned an
Expert Statement on the status and impact of prolonged sitting in the office