BACK TO YOU: DON HURST
As February 28th was Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) awareness day, we thought we’d discuss RSIs and how to prevent them.
RSIs are injuries caused by repeated use of a body part, such as your shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist or hand. These can include any injuries caused by repeated lifting, pushing, pulling, vibrations or holding an awkward body position.
Ways to prevent RSIs in the workplace include:
- Eliminate hazards at the source
- Create and maintain a well-designed workstation
- Education and train employees
- Take regular breaks from long or repetitive tasks
Help reduce workplace RSIs by supplying the proper personal protective equipment for your employees and reviewing safe work practices and procedures.
For more information and resources on preventing RSIs, please contact your regional safety advisor or visit our website.