Monday, February 27, 2006

February 28 is RSI Day

RSI Day in Canada ...

"RSIs (Repetitive Strain Injuries) are the most common type of workplace injury in Canada. They include a variety of disorders that affect muscles, tendons, nerves and joints. Injuries to the wrists, fingers, forearms, hands, elbows, shoulders and the neck are the most recurrent.

RSI Day is an opportunity to promote injury prevention and raise awareness about the prevalence of RSIs and their harmful affects. RSIs affect workers forced to do monotonous, repetitive jobs, who work too long or too fast and with too few breaks. Often, workers are forced to work in awkward positions or spend too long standing. Bad work organization (e.g., forced and unnecessary overtime, staff cutbacks and layoffs, poorly maintained equipment) contributes to RSIs. Workplace stress and lack of control over work also have a hand in RSIs."   continued ...   (Via Canadian Union of Public Employees)

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