Sunday, February 05, 2006

10,000 M'sians Suffer Upper Limb Injury From Computer Use

As computer use expands worldwide, so do injuries ...

"About 10,000 Malaysians who use computers in their workplace suffer upper limb injuries a year and to this the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) proposes the need to promote usage of ergonomics in workplaces.

Niosh chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said industries that implemented ergonomics programmes reported a significant drop in accidents, injuries, illnesses and healthcare cost and increased productivity, work efficiency, product quality and higher workers' morale.

Lee said the Social Security Organisation (Socso) statistics showed the number of cases involving injuries in the upper limb, especially fingers and hands, reached about 10,000 every year and the number of back injury cases about 2,000."   continued ...   (Via

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