Ergonomics

TOPIC: REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY

What is RSI?

RSI stands for Repetitive Strain Injuries. It occurs when repeatedly doing a specific task for a long period of time. RSI causes repeated pains generally in the neck, shoulders, hands, wrists and elbows.

Symptoms

  • numbness
  • pain/aching
  • swelling
  • stiffness

stages

Prevention

If you would like to prevent RSI give the following a try.


  • Take regular breaks
  • Type less
  • Adjust the keyboard and chair
  • Posture – sit up straight
  • Use an armrest

Here is a video on how to prevent rsi:

Computer repetitive strain injury

Office Exercises

The following can help relieve and reduce the risk of RSI.


  • Exercise your eyes by looking away for 15 – 30 secs
  • Blink to prevent dryness
  • Chin tucks
  • Neck rotations
  • Neck side bends
  • Chest stretches
  • Wrist extension/flexing
  • Finger stretches

resources

WEsite

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Book

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Video

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