However if an employee indicates that the request is due to a medical condition or brings a doctors note stating the need for such a desk or desk equipment put your existing ada process into practice. And coordinate the accommodation your employee may need to remain at work or return to work.
Advocates of standing desks point to studies showing that after a meal blood sugar levels return to normal faster on days a person spends more time standing.
Medical note for standing desk. The mds contact information. Employee to provide a medical certificate. Most doctors would do it same as referrals to massages.
Choose a desk deep enough to allow your monitor to fit directly in front of you and at least 20 inches 51 centimeters away. Generic template for standing desk request for employer i recently had to submit a doctors note to request a standing desk at my office. Ergonomic v assessment recommended.
Look into the various standing desk options available and write down a few different options along with their costs. A professional medical recommendation for a standing desk. The desk should allow you to keep your wrists straight and your hands at or slightly below the level of your elbows.
Sit stand desks medical accommodation how it works. How an ergonomic standing desk will address symptomsproblems. I had difficulty finding one that was generic enough since i dont have any diagnosis that could be used in the request.
Tell doctor you have a terrible pain from sitting at work 12x hours. While the new study suggests that a standing desk is unlikely to help with weight loss or avoiding weight gain there may be other benefits of a standing desk. In an office setting these are usually.
Refer to the appropriate collective agreement or terms of reference and internal policies. Employers can request additional medical information andor documentation if the disability is not obvious. Some employers provide sitstand workstations to any employee who asks for one while others only provide the workstations for employees who already have medical problems that might be improved by reducing sitting.
Both approaches raise questions about how the americans with disabilities act ada might apply. The types of notes we see. Sit more than 4 hours per day and must be able to stand every 30 minutes.
Go to you annual check up which is fully covered. Ask to write you a note recommending you a standing desk. For many automatic standing desks are the best option because theyre non invasive and they allow you to transition from sitting to standing at the press of a button as opposed to the hand crank versions which can be physically strenuous.
Your name and the reported symptomsproblems. A few things to make sure your doctors note includes.