International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day is Feb. 29. On non-leap years, such as 2021, it’s on Feb. 28. Also known as Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs), repetitive strain injuries are an umbrella term used to describe a family of disorders that may affect tendons, muscles, nerves and joints in the neck, upper and lower back, chest, shoulders, arms and hands.
York University is committed to proactively preventing incidents at the workplace. To recognize RSI Awareness Day, Health, Safety, and Employee Well-Being (HSEWB) is offering two virtual drop-in sessions on Feb. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. and Feb. 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. Please choose your desired date from the drop-down menu. The drop-in sessions will provide general office ergonomic information and highlight resources available to you at York University.
All staff and faculty are welcome to join these one-hour sessions presented by HSEWB. For more information on MSD prevention, see the Ergonomics and MSD Prevention program on YU Link. Additional ergonomic resources can also be found on the University’s Ergonomics page.