Learn about repetitive strain injury prevention, Feb. 29

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Do you know what a repetitive strain injury (RSI) is, or how it can be prevented?

RSIs are disorders of the musculoskeletal system, such as tendons, muscles and nerves, that can develop gradually over weeks, months or even years. Symptoms can include tightness, discomfort, stiffness, soreness, burning, tingling or numbness within hands, wrists and arms. These conditions account for over 40 per cent of all lost-time injuries (WSPS, 2023). Increasing and varying position and movement during work hours is one way to help reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries.  

Health, Safety & Employee Well-Being is offering two sessions in support of RSI Awareness Day.

Thursday, Feb. 29 at 11:30 a.m.
A 30-minute virtual session describing the importance of posture and a proper workstation set up. Register for the virtual event.

Thursday, Feb. 29 at 12:15 p.m.
A 30-minute in-person session demonstrating how to adjust your ergonomic chair. Join us in the Physical Resources Building for this interactive demonstration (no equipment required). Register for the in-person event.

For more information regarding office ergonomics, download a copy of Ergonomic Comfort for Your Workstation.

Additional ergonomic resources can be found on York’s Health, Safety & Employee Well-Being web page.

Questions related to workstations should be directed to your manager.