The Active Workplace study aims to reduce exposure to sedentary activity in the workplace and impact Total Worker Health. This Oregon Healthy Workforce study is featured in the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP) Summer newsletter. The article can be found in Volume 21 on the SOHP website.
“To date most employers have not treated sedentary work like a traditional safety or health hazard. The reasons for this are likely multifaceted and complex, but one reason may be the lagging consequences of exposure. The impacts of slips, trips, and falls on employee health and organizational expenses, for example, are immediate. However, the consequences of sedentary behavior, which include increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, injury, all-cause mortality, and more, develop over long periods of time and may not cause an immediate expense for employers.”