Unifor is committed to promoting injury prevention and raise awareness about the prevalence of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) and their effects.
RSI is a generic term used to group a broad number of overuse injuries that affect the muscles, tendons, and nerves of the neck, upper and lower back, shoulders, arms, and hands. These overuse injuries can progress to become crippling disorders that reduce workers’ quality of life.
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- Protect your shoulders (PDF)
- Protect your back(PDF)
- Protect your hands, wrist and arms (PDF)
- Protect your feet (PDF)
- Download Unifor's RSI Day brochure (PDF)
The PainPoint app, a very basic ergonomic assessment can be downloaded at http://www.ohcow.on.ca/painpoint.html. It runs through a series of diagrams and questions to pinpoint musculoskeletal pain, identify possible sources, and discover practical solutions - right from your smartphone!
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) http://www.ccohs.ca/events/rsi/ because work should not be a pain.
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) - RSI Day webinar
Article: "Excessive sitting leads to significant risk to worker health"
Sitting on the Job (workers Health and Safety Centre