Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) along with the broader term Work Related Upper Limb Disorders, covers injuries caused by performing repetitive tasks that have caused soft tissue damage. The hands, wrists, forearms and upper arms are often affected, and symptoms include:
The main common factor is that the symptoms have come on as a result of repetitive actions (to begin with they may come and go with the movement). This has widely been associated with office workers doing data entry but there are several types of employment where RSI occurs:
- Factory Workers: RSI can arise from repetitive tasks being performed on manufacturing and production lines, especially where workers have to perform their tasks with poor posture.
- Supermarket Workers & Cashiers: RSI arises from the repetitive nature of movements on a check-out desk
- Office Workers: RSI results from repetitive computer based tasks such as data inputting, typing and secretarial duties
Employers have a duty to protect employees from potential harm, especially where it is known that certain repeated movements or actions can cause injury. Employers have a responsibility to take steps to reduce the risk of injury through adaptive measures, for example ergonomically designed work stations, ensuring employees have adequate rest periods, and providing suitable training.
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