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February 28 th 2014. To highlight:  the causes of RSI  the need to eliminate those causes  the importance of fair compensation for workers disabled.

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1 February 28 th 2014

2 To highlight:  the causes of RSI  the need to eliminate those causes  the importance of fair compensation for workers disabled by RSI.

3 RSI is a broad term that describes a range of soft tissue disorders related to physical activity that may result in symptoms such as: ◦ Persistent muscle and soft tissue pain. ◦ Tingling. ◦ Numbness. ◦ Loss of strength.

4 Risk factors for RSI include frequently repeated movements that use the same muscles, and require forceful exertion, or awkward postures.

5 Repetitive, high volume:  Injection administration.  Set-ups, such as opening OR packages.  Dialysis equipment programming.  Chemotherapy drug administration via syringe pump.  Data entry.

6  Over 90% experienced RSI in their career.  The majority reported that a work activity contributed to their discomfort.

7  Identifying and reporting risk factors for RSI.  Changing the equipment, work practices, and work environment to remove or reduce RSI risk factors.

8  Learn to identify risk factors for RSI in your work.  Report concerns to your supervisor or manager.  Tell your BCNU Steward or BCNU Joint OHS Committee Representative and recommend preventative actions through the Joint OHS Committee

9  Visit  Complete the online RSI Survey and be entered to WIN a prize!  Deadline: March 10, 2014


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