Wednesday, February 07, 2007

RSI Awareness Day: February 28

Focusing attention on RSI ...

"CAW members from coast to coast are focusing on a variety of activities around this year’s International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day on February 28th. The focus is on the need for ergonomic regulations, justice and dignity for injured workers and respectful accommodation.

RSI’s are a serious occupational health concern. In some Canadian provinces, sprains and strains account for 50 per cent of all occupational injuries and illnesses with nearly 30 per cent occurring to the back. RSIs are a direct result of poor job design. British Columbia and Saskatchewan are currently the only two Canadian provinces with ergonomic regulations. If you're concerned, you can help by pushing for ergonomics in your workplace and by contacting MPs, MLAs or MPPs urging ergonomic regulations."    (Continued via CAW - TCA CANADA)    [Ergonomics Resources]

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