Presentation on theme: "February 28 th 2014. To highlight: the causes of RSI the need to eliminate those causes the importance of fair compensation for workers disabled."— Presentation transcript:
February 28 th 2014
To highlight: the causes of RSI the need to eliminate those causes the importance of fair compensation for workers disabled by RSI.
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.
Risk factors for RSI include frequently repeated movements that use the same muscles, and require forceful exertion, or awkward postures.
Repetitive, high volume: Injection administration. Set-ups, such as opening OR packages. Dialysis equipment programming. Chemotherapy drug administration via syringe pump. Data entry.
Over 90% experienced RSI in their career. The majority reported that a work activity contributed to their discomfort.
Identifying and reporting risk factors for RSI. Changing the equipment, work practices, and work environment to remove or reduce RSI risk factors.
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
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