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International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day. February 28 th 2014. Goals of RSI Day. To highlight: the causes of RSI the need to eliminate those causes the importance of fair compensation for workers disabled by RSI. What is an RSI?.

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International repetitive strain injury awareness day

International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day

February 28th 2014


Goals of rsi day

Goals of RSI Day

To highlight:

  • the causes of RSI

  • the need to eliminate those causes

  • the importance of fair compensation for workers disabled by RSI.


What is an rsi

What is an RSI?

RSI is a broad term that describes a range of soft tissue disorders related to physical activity that may result in symptoms such as:

  • Persistent muscle and soft tissue pain.

  • Tingling.

  • Numbness.

  • Loss of strength.


Risk factors for rsi include

Risk factors for RSI include

Risk factors for RSI include frequently repeated movements that use the same muscles, and require forceful exertion, or awkward postures.


Examples of tasks with rsi risk factors

Examples of tasks with RSI risk factors

Repetitive, high volume:

  • Injection administration.

  • Set-ups, such as opening OR packages.

  • Dialysis equipment programming.

  • Chemotherapy drug administration via syringe pump.

  • Data entry.


2013 bcnu online rsi survey

2013 BCNU Online RSI Survey

  • Over 90% experienced RSI in their career.

  • The majority reported that a work activity contributed to their discomfort.


The keys to prevention

The keys to prevention

  • Identifying and reporting risk factors for RSI.

  • Changing the equipment, work practices, and work environment to remove or reduce RSI risk factors.


Make a difference at your workplace

Make a difference at your workplace

  • Learn to identify risk factors for RSI in your work.

  • Report concerns to your supervisor or manager.

  • Tell your BCNU Steward or BCNU Joint OHS Committee Representative and recommend preventative actions through the Joint OHS Committee


Online rsi survey 2014

Online RSI Survey2014

  • Visit www.BCNU.org

  • Complete the online RSI Survey and be entered to WIN a prize!

  • Deadline: March 10, 2014


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