Upper Limb Repetitive Strain Injury Prevention Part 1

Course Code ERGO-903
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

Upper limb Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) are becoming one of the most common types of injuries occurring in the modern workplace. The introduction of the computer and automation to the workplace has spawned a whole host of injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome that used to occur only in specific jobs at a much lower frequency. This one-day workshop will concentrate on the upper limbs of the body, and will help you to identify the risks and interventions necessary to reduce these risks. The module will cover basic upper body musculo-skeletal physiology, work environment, job practices and personal aspects of RSI development. The workshop will examine physical, psychological, environmental, and organizational risk factors. Techniques used to identify and access the level of risk will be practiced, and approaches to design solutions will be discussed and explored by participants.