The Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) is a product of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The ORS provides job-related information regarding physical demands; environmental conditions; education, training, and experience; as well as cognitive and mental requirements for jobs in the U.S. economy.
Civilian workers spent 4.25 hours of the workday standing in 2020. Workers in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations spent 5.47 hours standing in the workday and workers in healthcare support occupations spent 5.04 hours standing.
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